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Program Summary

Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas introduces the process and documents involved in preparing for your future medical care,
should you become unable to speak for yourself. Topics include: what are advance directives, why advance directives are important
to complete, the four types of advance health care planning documents, and how to properly store and share your documents. This
program is designed for all adults, 18+, and can be effectively delivered in Universities, workplaces, and continuing education
environments. The program is delivered in a single session lasting approximately 60-90 minutes. Program materials include: fact
sheet, leader’s guide, scripted PowerPoint, evaluation, form-fillable advance directive documents, radio/news quick tip templates,
success story template, marketing flyer, infographic, educational YouTube video, and educational 3-panel poster display. Note: This program includes Kansas-specific statues, but could easily be adapted in other states with consultation from a state-specific attorney or legal professional.

Program Benefits

  • Increases awareness and understanding of the benefits of advance health care planning.
  • Increases knowledge of the proper storage mechanisms and sharing of advance planning documents.
  • Evidence shows that many participants complete their advance health care directives (including the durable power of attorney for health care and living will) within 3 months of attending the program.

Target Audience

All adults 18+

Program Length

60 – 90 minutes

Program Cost


Equipment Needed


Want to Know More?

You can learn more about the Advance Health Care Planning in Kansas program at this site.


If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Erin Martinez, Kansas State University, at

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