Molly Mettler, MSW

Senior Vice President of Mission
Boise, Idaho

Molly Mettler, MSW, is Senior Vice President of Healthwise, a not-for-profit consumer health information company based in Boise, Idaho. More than 100 million times a year people turn to Healthwise information for help in making better health decisions. A social worker trained at the University of Washington, Molly has been engaged with older adult health issues since 1980. Her areas of interest encompass patient engagement and patient-centered care, healthy aging, and shared medical decision-making. She has co-authored 5 books and many articles on these topics, including the best-selling Healthwise for Life: Medical Self-Care for Older Adults. A passionate advocate for older adult health issues, Molly served as the Founding Chair of National Council on Aging's Health Promotion Institute and later became Board Chair. She continues to serve on NCOA’s board. Molly served on the National Advisory Board for the Practice Change Fellowship. She is a William Ziff Fellow with the Center for Advancing Health in Washington DC and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State University. Her current focus of interest is on advance care planning and end of life. She volunteers for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, a national coalition of clinicians, policymakers and health systems committed to honoring and supporting patients’ values and preferences at end of life.

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