The Conversation Project in Boulder County at TRU Community Care continues to provide valuable services to everyone in our community by helping people understand the importance of having healthcare values conversations with those who matter most. We provide advance care planning education through presentations in group settings and in personalized coaching sessions. We actively work with local and state coalitions to advocate for increased advance care planning opportunities.
The pandemic has certainly made our work more challenging, but it has also has also made it more visible. The topics of illness and end-of-life are now in sharper focus. A healthcare emergency could happen to anyone at any time. TCPBC is here to support the advance care planning process in our community. We want to help ensure that the end-of-life wishes of everyone are expressed and respected.
Here are some of the substantial impacts we made in 2020:
- Created and distributed 850 identification cards to organizations in Boulder County that serve homeless individuals. This simple tool provided a vulnerable population with the opportunity to name the person to contact if they have a healthcare crisis. We continue to get requests for more cards from distributing organizations.
- Designed an advance care planning program that employers can offer to employees
- Trained 12 new volunteers who are ready to assist people with advance directives and “the conversation”
- Completed 25 education presentations in various settings throughout our community reaching 1500 people
- Adapted all of our services to connect remotely with those that need us in a timely manner. This includes advance care planning videos that will enhance our ability to reach people at their convenience.
In 2021, we will continue to listen and work diligently to empower every person in our community to address one of the most important times in their lives. Please consider supporting our efforts through a donation on Colorado Gives Day. You can donate to The Conversation Project in Boulder County through our parent organization, TRU Community Care.
Constance Holden, Jean Abbott, Eben Carsey, Bruce Blankenship, Claire Riley, Kim Mooney, Kathryn Dansky, Nicky Wolman, and Beau Rezendes
The Conversation Project in Boulder County Advisory Board