The Conversation Project is now working with over 400 organizations across the country (and beyond) to promote discussions about end-of-life care. Our community partners include hospitals and health systems, hospice and home care agencies, congregations and faith organizations, universities, community groups, financial services firms, foundations and government agencies – among many others. Each of the organizations we work with is helping to bring about national change by reaching people where they work, live and pray in their community.
We’ve witnessed some incredible success in making communities Conversation Ready, although we know that introducing this work at any level is no easy task. It requires assembling a team, identifying a target audience and developing a strategy for engaging them in this work by connecting it to the values that matter most to them. Determining who the stakeholders are and forming partnerships is crucial. Then there’s the challenge of actually executing. Achieving cultural change is never simple and there is certainly not a one-size-fits all approach.
Some organizations have taken things to the next level by working to spread The Conversation Project to people across an entire state. Helping to make a state become Conversation Ready requires many of the steps that organizations go through at the community level, but also comes with a whole host of new challenges. Join us for our community call on Wednesday, October 19th at 3:00 pm ET to hear from Donna Gray, Project Coordinator at The Conversation Project in Central Florida, to learn how she has been working to engage people across the state. You’ll learn about identifying strategic regions in a state to work with, connecting and convening statewide groups, and the successes and challenges met along the way.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the connection information for call, with the subject title “Community Call.” We look forward to connecting with you then!