Attention Business Editors
Contact: John Clayton
For Immediate Release
February 27, 2012
Foundation for Healthy Communities Offers Free Video on Advance Care Directives
CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities has produced a free video designed to assist families in creating Advance Care Directives – specific instructions regarding the care their loved ones will receive – prior to the onset of a serious or life-threatening illness.
"This is an educational tool that is designed for the general public as well as healthcare professionals to understand why it is so important to have these conversations before a loved one is unable to express their preferences," said Shawn LaFrance, executive director of the FHC.
The video was produced in conjunction with the New Hampshire Healthcare Decisions Coalition and ConcordTV.
The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a non-profit partnership involving hospitals, physicians, health plans, home care agencies and other organizations working to improve health in our state. The Foundation's mission is to improve health and health care delivery in New Hampshire. Learn more at www.healthyNH.com.