Great Conversations Start with "Hello"
Note: the version of the game included in our new Event Kits is slightly different than the one in this video. We've replaced the question cards with booklets of questions so that everyone at an event can leave with a full list of questions (and their answers).
Conversations about values and goals are the best way to ensure that everyone in your community gets the kind of care they want. But these conversations can be challenging to start. Now, there's a tool that doesn't just make it easy, it makes it comfortable and fun: a game called "Hello."*
Great conversations heal, connect, and make people whole. And you can host them with our Conversation Event Kits, which include everything you need to plan, promote, and deliver an event that will inspire your community.
And the conversation doesn't end after the event: every participant leaves with unique take-home materials that help them continue the conversation and take important advance care planning steps. These materials can be co-branded with your organization, and you can add your own materials to make your event unique to your organization.
*"Hello" is the new name of our game, which was formerly called "My Gift of Grace. Find out more here."
Hold your own Conversation Event
1. Unpack your kit
Your kit comes with everything you need to plan, promote, and host a great conversation event, including take-home materials that can be co-branded.
2. Plan your event
Use our comprehensive Event Planning Guide that will walk you through everything from where and when to hold your event to a script to make your event run smoothly.
3. Host your great conversation event
On the day of your event, use our checklists to ensure everything runs smoothly, and then watch how quickly participants get caught up in conversations about the things that matter most to them.
4. Participants take the conversation home
Participants take their materials home with them to continue the conversation, including a guide for taking next steps. Add your organization's materials as well!
Medicare Outreach Coordinator, Independence Blue Cross
Director, Home Health and Hospice, Main Line Health
Co-brand your materials
Everyone who attends your event will take home game materials and a guide for continuing the conversations and taking Advance Care Planning (ACP) actions. Your organization can co-brand these materials and add your own resources to make this an event your community will remember.
Published research shows...
1. Groups enjoy the Common Practice conversation game
“The game experience was a positive, satisfying, and enjoyable activity for participants.”1
2. Players follow up with action
74% of people who played My Gift of Grace went on to complete an advance care planning activity following the game.2
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1Conversation Game Effectively Engages Groups of Individuals in Discussions about Death and Dying, Van Scoy Lauren Jodi, Reading Jean M., Scott Allison M., Green Michael J., and Levi Benjamin H.. Journal of Palliative Medicine. March 2016, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/jpm.2015.0390.
2Use Of The Trans-Theoretical Model Of Behavior Change To Evaluate Efficacy Of An End-of-Life Conversation Game In Engaging Individuals In Advance Care Planning: A Pilot Study Jean M. Reading , MS, Lauren J. Van Scoy, MD, Allison M. Scott, PhD, Kristen Slinkard, BS, Michael L. Klemick, BS, Christopher M. Carrero, BS, Benjamin H. Levi , MD, PhD, Michael Green, MD. American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2015; Denver, Colorado.