About Us

is a community education collaborative led by

 with partners who recognize the critical need for education about the benefits of advance planning for serious illness and end-of-life care. 
We are grateful for the generosity of 

First Tennessee Bank and other contributors
 for their recognition of the serious need for better and earlier communication between patients, families and providers.

Most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their health care in the event they cannot speak for themselves. We hope to inspire you to talk with your friends, family and health care providers about your end-of-life care and choices. We want to break down barriers to this difficult but essential subject by providing you with the information you need to understand the importance of discussing and documenting your personal preferences and priorities. We encourage you  to take advantage of this online resource, as well as participate in the range of educational opportunities offered by The Gift Initiative throughout Middle Tennessee.

Taking time to have these conversations, long before a crisis, may be one of the most important 'GIFTS' you can give to those you love.

The Gift Initiative’s purpose is to provide education about the benefits of planning in advance for serious illness and end-of-life care.
Communications with or from The Gift initiative are not intended to constitute legal or medical advice.