April 16, 2020 – April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day. NHDD was created to encourage providers and the public to have conversations about advanced healthcare planning. Patients’ wishes matter. From choosing a healthcare provider to dictating a plan of care, NHDD strives to inspire individuals to reach out to their families and their healthcare providers and execute advance care directives. The rise of COVID-19 has placed a special level of emphasis on NHDD this year, as many Americans are unexpectedly falling ill without any form of advance directive. AHC is working to educate the public and say that it is never too early to begin planning your care, choosing your healthcare providers, and voicing your wishes.