About the Toolkit


The Communication Toolkit is designed to help organizations like yours (employers, health care purchasers, insurers, health plans, and others) communicate with employees or members about getting good quality health care, making better health care decisions, and being informed and engaged in their health and health care.

Contents of the Toolkit

The Toolkit contains materials that are designed to be given to employees or members along with guidance for organizations about how to effectively use the materials. The materials for employees or members are grouped into five topic areas:


It also contains step-by-step information and practical tips designed to help organizations understand how to best use and distribute the communication materials. Learn how to use the materials.

Development of the Toolkit

The Employee Health Communication Toolkit was produced by American Institutes for Research (AIR). It is the product of two years of extensive research and testing with employees, employers, unions, and other key stakeholders. Read about the research behind the Toolkit.

Funding to support this project has been provided by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) hosted the original Toolkit website.

  • Project Team. Lists the organizations and individuals who developed and refined the Toolkit.
  • Acknowledgments. Lists the many organizations and individuals who have contributed to the Toolkit project.