About the Project Talk Trial

The goal of the Trial is to evaluate the impact of several approaches to promote advance care planning in underserved populations (such as ethnic and racial minority backgrounds, rural communities, or low-income areas).

Three community conversation activity tools will be assessed:

  1. 1


    An end-of-life conversation game that prompts players to share their values, goals, and beliefs about end-of-life issues using a booklet of 32 questions.

  2. 2

    The Conversation Project Conversation Starter Guide

    An 11-page guide with open-ended prompts that encourages people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care, share their wishes, consider their values and preferences, and rank their priorities.

  3. 3


    A popular, commercially available game that consists of question cards to prompt social engagement through light-hearted and fun conversations.

Selected hosts will receive training, resources, and a $300 stipend to support marketing and event expenses. Eligible individuals and community-based organizations interested in hosting an event are invited to apply.

Learn more about Project Talk Trial research at the NIH Reporter Website