Thank you for your interest in hosting a Hello game event in your community!

Underwritten by the John and Wauna Harman Foundation, the research project uses Common Practice's Hello game to engage underserved populations in substantive, enjoyable and meaningful end-of-life discussions among participants who subsequently take additional advance care planning steps. 
Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is coordinating this collaborative research project to provide a significant contribution to the field by:
  • yielding information about the advance care planning needs of African American communities,
  • engaging African American and other underserved communities in an interactive advance care planning activity through the use of Hello gameand
  • yielding information on the impact of the activity on advance care planning behaviors in African American and other underserved population groups.
Fifty (50) sites will be selected across the country to host a Hello event. Fifteen (15) of those sites will be selected to participate in the research component of the project that will assess participants' readiness to engage in further advance care planning. 

All 50 sites will host events with:
  • a minimum of 20 game participants,
  • a maximum of 50 game participants, and
  • a majority of participants from an underserved population. 
All 50 event hosts will receive the following complimentary materials:
  • Hello community event kit including the game, 
  • event host manual,
  • outreach and publicity tools,
  • sample media templates,
  • online access to all project resources, and
  • webinar-based event host training.
Fifteen (15) research event hosts will provide:
  • appropriate space for a focus group with African American game participants following the game (focus group will be led by the project's research team) and
  • logistical support to the project's research team as needed during the focus group.

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