Benjamin Franklin famously stated, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For the past decade, April 16th (the day after tax day, traditionally) has been dedicated as National Healthcare Decisions Day or NHDD. This “day” is generally celebrated throughout the entire month of April because it is just that important!


National Healthcare Decisions Day is a nationwide initiative to encourage people of all ages to share their personal wishes regarding their future medical care, and for health care teams and facilities to respect those wishes- whatever they may be. For more information and to find resources for celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day within your organization, visit


Find NHDD 2021 resources and recordings at

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