Advance Health Care Directives 'Speak' for You When You Can't Speak for Yourself

Jul 6, 2017

Credit My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County

My Care, My Plan, Speak Up Sonoma County is a local initiative promoting the idea of advance health care planning. Reporter Steve Mencher talked with two of the volunteers driving this effort, and learned why everyone over 18 should update their plan regularly to fit changing circumstances. 

Find out what to include in an advance health care directive in this KRCB video.

From the Sonoma Health Action website: "My Care, My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County is a collaborative of organizations and individuals from the private, public, nonprofit and volunteer sectors, including local health care and social service organizations and other community partners, who want to raise awareness about advance care planning. The goal is to help people think about and talk about the kind of care they want—before a crisis occurs—and put these wishes in writing."

Although the July 11 community information meeting about advance healthcare directives is full, you'll be able to attend on October 17 if you sign up early. Call the Sonoma County Human Services Department at 707-565-5950 or email