The following statements guide the work on behalf of the community. It is our intent and goal to:
- Empower the people of the Greater Dayton Area to manage their health and own the advance care planning process and the on-going nature of these conversations as life changes;
- Encourage person and family-centered conversations about advance care planning that remove the stigma of talking about death and the fear of dying;
- Promote trust among health care providers to respond to and respect an individual’s healthcare decisions and preferences;
- Maintain a standard of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect for one’s cultural preferences, personal values, and beliefs;
- Advance a shared environment where the regional healthcare systems, clinical providers, higher education institutions, first responders, and legal professionals embrace an individual’s documented wishes, and
- Require collaboration and shared decision-making among organizations and community partners to support people in their healthcare decisions with dignity and integrity.