How Can I Implement Choosing Wisely in My Workplace?
The resources below can help employers educate their employees about avoiding overuse and how to engage in conversations about appropriate care with their physician.
- The report “Lessons Learned from Patient Engagement” shares insights from project directors of grantee organizations about engaging patients, families and caregivers in Choosing Wisely conversations.
- These first-hand accounts shine a spotlight on the effects of overuse and overtreatment on patients and their caregivers.
Guides and Toolkits
- This brief guide, “How to Engage Your Group/Business with Choosing Wisely – 3 Things You Can Do“, is meant to help you get started in sharing useful information to help others engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and support health care providers efforts to help patients/consumers make smart and effective health care choices.
- This webinar includes effective messaging to the public on why “more is not better” and includes a presentation by Neil Goldfarb on the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers on their national strategy to spread Choosing Wisely, as well as local examples of implementation by employer groups.
Learn From Others
- Outreach and education efforts have informed the 720,000 members of the United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust about the campaign.
- Stories from community organizations that are spreading the campaign among patients and consumers can serve as a guide for those looking for information on how to craft messaging to the public.
- Email us to join our Choosing Wisely Learning Network, which includes a bi-monthly webinar series highlighting the work of past and current grantees who are implementing the campaign in their community or system and expert guests sharing best practices for reducing overuse. Learning network members also have access to a shared virtual space and receive a monthly resource email and the Choosing Wisely Connect email.
Resources for Employees
These posters and cards can be distributed or posted in a common area.
“5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Get Any Test, Treatment or Procedure”
- Flyers (8.5×11) in English and Spanish
- Rack cards (4×9) in English and Spanish
- Wallet cards (3.5×2) in English and Spanish
- Lower-literacy posters in English (8.5×11 and 18×24) and Spanish (8.5×11 and 18×24)
“5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before You Take Antibiotics”
“5 Ways to be Smart About Back Pain”
“Do you get headaches? You probably don’t need a CT scan or MRI.”
“Avoid Opioids for Most Long-Term Pain”
Browse our patient resources for information on additional health topics.