Greetings, Conversation Project Community!
I hope you are safe and well. We are grateful for your engagement with The Conversation Project this year and wanted to share a few updates on what we’ve been up to this summer and what you can expect from us this fall.
You’ll notice a new look on our website and social media accounts. While our vision, mission, and core message remain the same, you’ll see some new fonts and colors to connect us more closely to our parent organization, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Since our founding in 2012, The Conversation Project has always been a proud initiative of IHI and we want to highlight that connection. We remain focused on serving you in the same ways we always have – just with a few different colors on the page. As always, we are focused on helping individuals have important conversations about what matters most to them through the end of their lives. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about IHI, please reach out!
Additionally, our team has been busy working to update our core public resources. While our conversation guides and kits have been used by hundreds of thousands of individuals with much success, we know there is room to improve. With thanks to the Cambia Health Foundation, we received funding to make our tools more accessible, relevant, and inclusive – all with the hope that more people can benefit from having these important conversations. Dozens of leaders in the field have joined us in this effort and we can’t wait to share the new and improved resources with you. We’re aiming to launch between December and January.
In the spirit of making our kits more widely accessible, we recently updated our licensing agreement. With the Creative Commons license, you can now add your own questions to the kits, adapt for state-specific language, and make tweaks to tailor the kits to your specific needs. Check out this site for more information and let us know if you have questions.
Finally, in the next few weeks we’ll be releasing a new resource created by The Conversation Project and Ariadne Labs. Keep an eye out for our new workbook: What Matters to Me – A Patient’s Guide to Serious Illness Conversations in September. You can find out more about this tool on our Community Calls/Connections page.
We’ve had a busy summer and are looking forward to sharing all these updates with you in the coming weeks and months. We’d love to know what you’re up to or how we can best support you – so please leave a comment below or reach out by email.
Do you offer printed copies of the starter kits? I work with patients/families who don’t always have access to a computer.
Yes. If you click on the following link, you can learn more about how you can either print the copies for free or purchase them in bulk: https://theconversationproject.org/starter-kits/