About Mind My Health
Mind My Health is a free online site that provides a safe place for users to conveniently store and communicate their advance care plans (ACP)* to designated family, friends and health care providers.
Work on this innovative project began in 2015 as an idea from leaders at The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC), a not-for-profit association in North and South Carolina. Healthcare leaders have first-hand appreciation of the benefits of advance care planning and how it brings peace of mind to individuals and families.
Providers also recognize that many people don’t take advantage of these benefits (fewer than 35% of us actually complete an advance directive), and that many families struggle to locate needed documents in times of medical crisis. Too often, advance care documents are out of sight—in a drawer, a lock box, or a glove compartment—so family members and health providers cannot find them when needed.
To address these challenges, the project team worked to build a tool that would facilitate advance care planning and make documents available whenever and wherever needed. The Duke Endowment and the State of NC License to Give Trust Fund Commission made this possible through generous grant funding to create the online platform called Mind My Health.
Mind My Health allows users to engage with their loved ones and chosen decision makers, discover organ donation options, and securely upload advance care planning documents. In addition, users can send their legal documents directly to their healthcare team through a secure link to their Electronic Health Record (EHR) if their health system has partnered with Mind My Health. Importantly, users also can change their documents as needed, ensuring their most up to date wishes are represented in their documentation.
Mind My Health is free to users and provides greater peace of mind for those who complete their documents. User data is securely protected and will never be sold.
Learn more about how Mind My Health works.
Mind My Health is a not-for-profit program of The Carolinas Center; clearly an idea whose time has come.