Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

NHDD - New York State Coalition Collaborators



Contributing Organizations

The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) Initiative is a collaborative effort

of national, state and community organizations committed to educating and ensuring that all

adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information

and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. 


Please contribute to any of the organizations listed below to help educate your community.

Lead Organization

Community-Wide End-of-Life/Palliative Care Initiative

Statewide Professional Organizations

Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NYS (HPCANYS)
Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC)
Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)
New York Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (NYACEP)
New York Chapter, American College of Physicians (NYACP)
New York Legal Nurse Consultatns, Inc.
New York State Association of Health Care Providers
New York State Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA)
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
New York State Bar Association - Health Law Section
New York State Bar Association - Elder Law Section
New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA)
New York State Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance (HIICAP)
New York State Nurses Association
New York State Office of children & Family Services (NYSOCFS)
New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA)
Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (NPANYS)
State Society on Aging of New York (SSANY)
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

State Government

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC)
State EMS Council (SEMSCO)

Statewide Community, Religious and Patient Advocacy Organizations

Family Decisions Coalition
New York Citizens Committee on Health Care Decisions (NYCCHCD)
Compassion and Choices of New York
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) 
New York State AARP 
New York State Community of Churches
Alternatives to Marriage Project
Empire State Association of Assisted Living (esaal)
Empire State Pride Agenda
New York State Right to Life Committee
New York Statewide Senior Action Council
New York State Association for Retarded Children/Citizens (NYSARC)
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
Lutheran Statewide Advocacy

Regional Professional Organizations

Action for Older Persons
Association of African-American Gerontologists
Association of the Bar of New York City
Chi Eta Phi Sorority for Registered Nurses, Beta Chi Chi Chapter 
County Nursing Facilities of New York
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Fordham University Ravazzin Center on Aging
Genesee County Office for the Aging
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association (GNYHCFA)
Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS)
Nassau County Long Term Care Ombudservice
Palliative Care for Westchester and the New York State Southern Region
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
Rural Metro Medical Services (Rochester)
Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers East 1199
Volunteer Legal Services Project

Regional Government

Monroe County Adult Protective Services
Town of Brighton

Regional Community, Religious and Patient Advocacy Organizations

Allegany / Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc.
Chautauqua County Health Network
NHDD 2009 Rochester Region Coalition
ARCH: Aging Resources Consultation and Help
American Cancer Society
American Jewish Congress
Brighton Volunteer Ambulance
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Capital Area Consortium on Aging and Disability (CACAD)
Center for Medical Consumers
Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN)
Church of the Transfiguration
Coalition for Health Care Decision-Making
Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled
Coalition of New York State Alzheimer's Association Chapters
Consumers Union
Disabled in Action of Metropolitan New York
EXPLORE, Plattsburgh
Fager & Amsler, L.L.P.
Fairport United Methodist Church
Family Services of Rochester, Inc.

Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged
Gay Men's Health Crisis
Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God
Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester
Ibero - American Action League
Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly
Jewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc. 
Joel Potash, MD
JPAC for Older Adults
Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY)
Lifespan, Rochester
Miller & Milone, PC
Monroe County Legal Assistance Center (MCLAC)
The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc.
The New York Academy of Medicine
New York City Substate Long-Term Care Ombudservice
Older Women's League (OWL)
Perinton Recreation Center
People Inc., Ivy Rose Apartments
The Retirees Association of DC 37
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
Save our Services on Long Island (SOS-LI)
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Allegany County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Cayuga County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Erie County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Genesee County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Niagara County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Onondaga County
Sharing Your Wishes Collaborative, Tompkins County
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES
Southern Tier End of Life Coalition
Suffolk County Long Term Care Ombudsmon Service
Temple Sinai, Buffalo
Upstate New York Hospice Alliance, Inc.
Westchester County Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Westchester End-of-Life Coalition
Westchester End-of-Life Consortium
Westchester Health Action Coalition
Western New York Ethics Committee Network (UB Center for Clinical Ethics)
Women's City Club of New York

Healthcare Providers

Alice Hyde Medical Center
Bassett Healthcare Network
Chautauqua Integrated Delivery System
CVPH Medical Center
Department of Bioethics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Episcopal SeniorLife Commuities
Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center
The Gables at Brighton
Hospice of the North Country
Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Jewish Home and Hospital
Lifetime Care: Home Health and Hospice
Monroe Community Hospital
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
North Shore University Hospital
Olean General Hospital
Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care
St. Ann's Community
St. James Mercy Health System
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Mary's Healthcare
St. Peter's Health Care Services
Rochester Academy of Medicine
Rochester General Hospital
The Community Hospice and Ellis Hospital
The Community Hospice
The Pines at Glenns Falls
United Hospice of Rockland
University of Rochester Medical Center
Valley Health Services
Valley Manor
VNR Home Care Services
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
Wesley Gardens
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Univera Healthcare
MedAmerica Insurance Company
Independent Health
Preferred Care/MVP Healthcare 

Colleges and Universities

Albany Law School
Alfred State College
Buffalo State College
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health - "Perspectives on Aging" Student Group (Contact Abigail Lowin for details)
Dominican College
Fordham University
Houghton College
Ithaca College
Nazareth College
Rochester Institute of Technology
SUNY Brockport
Syracuse University

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