We share the mission of The Conversation Project to help people share their wishes for care through the end of life.

About The Conversation Project in Boulder County

The Conversation Project in Boulder County is an independent program that works using a variety of advance care planning tools. The Conversation Project is a national non-profit organization and is separate from the work done in Boulder County. We do use tools from the national Conversation Project. If you are looking for the national website, find it at:

The Conversation Project in Boulder County formed in 2013, based on the nationally-acclaimed work of Boston Globe columnist and author, Ellen Goodman. Her project took root after she had the experience of guiding her dying mother’s care. Unfortunately, they had never broached this delicate subject and Ellen found herself adrift, not knowing about her mother’s end-of-life wishes.

Community Partners

Why is it Important?

92% of Americans say that it is important to have end-of-life conversations, but only 32% have actually had them. If loved ones don’t know what matters most to you, they are left with the distress of guessing and uncertainty at an already difficult time. Starting end-of-life conversations is never easy – but families and health care professionals report feelings of relief when the subject is addressed. Advance care planning and the conversation can help ensure that your end-of-life wishes are heard and respected.

What we provide:

    • Free confidential Coaching for individuals and families who want help having a conversation about quality of life, future medical care, and assistance with filling out a Medical Durable Power of Attorney
    • Speakers for large and small community groups
    • Workshops and seminars open to the public, providing education around the importance of appointing an informed medical decision-maker
    • Training for professionals and lay people about Advance Care Planning