New Grant to Continue Choosing Wisely Implementation Efforts
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded a third round of funding to expand the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. The grant will be administered over a three-year period and dives further into the implementation of Choosing Wisely recommendations, with a focus on sharing what the Foundation has learned about putting the recommendations into practice and improving reach to diverse populations.
This work will include expanding:
- A learning network to support health systems, hospitals and clinical practices seeking to reduce overuse based on specialty society recommendations;
- Partnerships and collaborations to reach diverse audiences; and
- Efforts to evaluate and disseminate the most promising systems-based interventions to de-implement unnecessary services.
“Choosing Wisely started with conversations between clinicians and patients and has grown into a dialogue across communities and states,” said Dr. Richard J. Baron, President and CEO of the ABIM Foundation. “For the next phase of the campaign, we want to ensure that ongoing conversations include everyone, especially those in underserved areas, and continue to drive reductions in low-value care.”
This work will build on two previous Choosing Wisely grant cycles.
“Patients and clinicians need tools and resources to help them have conversations and make informed decisions about care aligned with what matters to patients,” said Susan R. Mende, BSN, MPH, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Especially for underserved patients, we’re seeking ways to make sure care is equitable and delivered in ways that respect the goals and needs of patients and the expertise of clinicians.”