Advance Care Directive Pledge

50 wellness points

Your health is important, and a key part of that is making sure your wishes are honored for your future health care decisions. Advance Care Planning is the process of writing your health care wishes for your loved ones and your health care providers in case you can no longer speak for yourself.

Advance Care Planning shouldn’t be taken lightly, but it also doesn’t have to overwhelm you. You can decide how detailed you want your directive to be by choosing one of the two forms below:

  • The traditional directive (pdf) is comprehensive and includes ways to make decisions about your medical, spiritual, and personal choices. Honoring Choices Minnesota recommends this directive for most adults.
  • The short directive form (pdf) allows you to simply name your agent and your basic health care wishes. If you feel you don’t have time for the more involved form right now, this may be the best for you.

You can find out more information on Advance Care Planning (pdf) by reading the information sheet put together by Honoring Choices Minnesota

Make the pledge

If you have made a Health Care Directive, you can go to your StayWell Online account and earn 50 wellness points for doing so. To earn points:

  1. Go to the "Programs and Points" menu
  2. Find the "Advance Care Directive Pledge" program
  3. Enter today's date.

Your Privacy

Even though we provide the information and forms to make it easy for you to choose a Heath Care Directive, the University will never track or request what you put on a Health Care Directive. That information is private between you, your family, and your health care provider.