Be heard.

Even when you can’t speak for yourself.

Your medical care should be up to you, even in emergencies or situations when you’re unable to speak. Speak(easy) Howard’s goal is for every adult in Howard County to talk about their preferences for care and name their health care agent.

We're making it easier for everyone.

Getting started is simple

Answer 6 questions to help you think through how you’d like your care to look.

As a patient, what do you want to know about your care?

Everything. No sugarcoating. Tell me every downside and the chances things won’t go well.

Just share what’s absolutely necessary. No need to hear what might go wrong.

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What are your concerns about care?

I’m worried that I won’t get enough care.

I’m worried that I’ll get overly aggressive care.

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If I had a terminal illness, I would prefer to…

Not know how quickly it is progressing.

Know my doctor’s best estimation for how long I have to live.

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What makes you happy that would be important at the end of life

(Check all that apply)
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What else should your doctors and loved ones know about how you want to be treated if someone else is making your health care decisions?

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Who do you trust to make your health care choices if you can't?

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Great start thinking through
your preferences.

Now, name your health care agent on U.S. Living Will Registry
and share your preferences for care with that person.

Take me right to:

Talk to loved ones about my preferences for care

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Name my health care agent

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Get in-person help at an event

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Reach out with questions

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