Acknowledgements

 

The Communication Toolkit benefited from the efforts of many people and organizations, including the California HealthCare Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

We extend our appreciation to everyone who provided input into the Toolkit, particularly the project officers at the California HealthCare Foundation: Jill Yegian, PhD, who first envisioned and oversaw this effort, and Stephanie Teleki, PhD.

We also thank the organizations in California that participated in the implementation and evaluation of the Toolkit:

Members of the project’s Advisory Groups provided expertise and input that advanced the science and practice of communicating with consumers about evidence-based health care.

Advisory Group for the project to develop the Toolkit

  • Helen Darling, MA, National Business Group on Health
  • Marjorie Ginsburg, MPH, Center for Health Care Decisions
  • Veronica Goff, MS, National Business Group on Health
  • Ann Greiner, MUP, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
  • E.J. (“Ned”) Holland, Jr., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Pamela Kalen, MBA, National Business Group on Health
  • Karen Marlo, MPP, National Business Group on Health
  • Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, MedAssurant, Inc.
  • Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Advisory Group for the project to implement the Toolkit

  • Emma Hoo, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Larry Boress, MPA, Midwest Business Group on Health
  • Dave Treanor, International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Gerry Shea, AFL-CIO
  • Katherine Browne, MBA, MHA, George Washington University
  • Tara Montgomery, Consumers Union
  • Gail Shearer, MPP, Consumers Union
  • Ann Greiner, MUP, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality