COHO Rogue Valley

Choosing Options, Honoring Options (COHO) is a coalition of individuals and organizations whose mission is to encourage advance care planning and meaningful conversations centered upon personal choices for end-of-life care.

We do this by offering the following services:

  1. COHO Public Forums
  2. Advance directive and POLST  facilitator classes with Respecting Choices
  3. Public speakers for your social, community, healthcare, work or faith group
  4. COHO Conversations: Personalized group discussions on the subjects of death, dying, advance directives, and end-of-life care
  5. Advance care planning materials, online resources and training

View a 7-minute video introduction to COHO:

*Video:forsythe chat

Watch Videos of 2014 Public Forum Presentations 

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When to Talk about End of Life Decisions РAdie Goldberg, Psychiatric Social Worker, interview on theDoveTV, March 19, 2015


2015 Public Forum Five-Part Lecture Series is about to begin. Don’t miss a single session!

COHO's Public Forum in Medford begins on February 19, 2015. Please join us at the Smullin Center for one, two, or all five of the seminars, each of which focuses on a different aspect of planning for how we ensure that our health care providers, our families, and our friends honor our wishes if we experience serious illness or as we approach the end of life. For information about the five seminar topics, speakers, dates and times, and other details, visit our Public Forum page by clicking on the flyer image below.

Have you had the conversation?

60% of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is "extremely important," yet only 44% have communicated their end-of-life wishes. (California HealthCare Foundation 2012)

70% of people say they prefer to die at home, yet 70% die in a hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility. (Centers for Disease Control 2005)

80% of people say that if seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about end-of-life care, but only 7% report having had such a conversation. (California HealthCare Foundation 2012)

82% of people say it's important to put their wishes in writing, but only 23% actually have. (California HealthCare Foundation 2012)

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670 Superior Court, Ste. 208
Medford OR 97504