Advance Care Planning

downloadThe Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) has been working on a new, accessible menu of options to help Arizonans plan for their medical care needs. Our Thoughtful Life Conversations site has everything you’ll need to help “plan today for your healthcare needs tomorrow.” These thoughtful life conversations can kickstart your efforts to ensure that you receive the type of medical care you want. Starting this conversation can be difficult, but it’s important to let others know about how to honor your wishes if you can't speak for yourself, whether due to an accident, medical event or towards the end of life. 


The advance care planning documents include upgraded forms to meet the specialized needs of our community including large print, braille, audio files, videos featuring sign language interpretation and Spanish language documents. These advance directives are legal documents that let others know about your wishes and how to honor them if you cannot speak for yourself. Your completed forms can be submitted to the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry (, a secure online registry for housing advance directives.