Conversation Starter Kit – Associated Resources

Download the Conversation Starter Kit in English HERE.



  • Hello Game
    • A conversation game that is an easy, non-threatening way to start talking with your family and friends about what matters most to you.
  • Starter Kit Summary Sheet
    • A tool for synthesizing everything you do in the Conversation Starter Kit or have in a conversation.


  • Practice Makes Perfect
    • A humorous look at how to start the conversation
  • Conversations on the Street Video Playlist
    • We asked people around Boston if they’ve had the conversation
  • Don’t Panic – It’s Okay: A Letter to Loved Ones Making Difficult Choices
    • Even when people express their end-of-life care wishes, honoring their choices can be challenging or impractical. Dr. Karen Boudreau’s family knows this from experience. She wrote this letter to her loved ones to offer guidance in case they ever need to make difficult decisions at the end of her life.
  • Advance Care Directives Aren’t Enough
    • Completing an advance care directive is important, but it won’t replace an ongoing series of conversations with your loved ones about your end-of-life wishes. Joan Gibson of The Conversation Project in New Mexico explains why.





  • Printing
    • The Conversation Starter Kit may be downloaded and printed, or copies can be ordered directly via our online marketplace.
  • Co-branding
    • The Conversation Starter Kit may be co-branded one of two ways:
      1. Order through our online marketplace
        • Pay per booklet ─ order as many or as few copies as you like
      2. Request a PDF copy which you can print yourself (see an example HERE)
        • $250 per for two kits/languages; $50 for each subsequent kit


To request a customized co-branded kit, email conversationproject@ihi.org

Please provide the following information:

  • A list of requested kits
  • Organization name (for front page)
  • Contact information (for the back page)
  • Logo (for the back page)
  • A mailing address for invoice
  • Preliminary estimation for how many copies you intend to print