Yield to have meaningful conversations before agreeing to tests and treatment
Choosing Wisely provides the resources for health care providers,
health plans, consumers and employers to reduce unnecessary care

We learned at a young age when you drive up to a sign with an upside down triangle bordered in red that you pause (yield) and make certain there is no cross-traffic (or danger) before you proceed.

 

Across the nation there is an effort to encourage health care providers and consumers to yield (pause) before agreeing to tests and treatment.

 

The Choosing Wisley initiative, led by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIM), is geared toward improving health care quality and reducing the cost of care by decreasing unnecessary tests and treatment.

 

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council [GDAHC] is spearheading one of seven initiatives in America that have been awarded funding for the next three years. Our lead partners are DMC PHO, Henry Ford Physician Network and the Michigan State Medical Society, along with supporting partners Blue Care Network, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Michigan Health and Hospital Association, and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust.

 

Through the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, the Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor materials have been created. We encourage you to pass this along to your colleagues, family and friends. In the near future, you will see locally-branded, with GDAHC and our partners, materials for your use.

 

In addition, you may access the resources on our microsite created by Consumer Reports and keep posted to our website and Facebook page for updates about specific projects with our Choosing Wisely partners.

Wed, August 12
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Bookies Bar 'N Grille
Rooftop
2208 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Viewing Party:
Health Literacy Videos

Join the Greater Detroit Area Health Council [GDAHC], the St. Francis Cabrini Clinic and our supporters at Bookies Bar 'N Grille rooftop in downtown Detroit as we show the new "Pathway to Health Care" videos and chat about the concept behind the health literacy initiative.

 

Meet and network with other health care stakeholders from metro Detroit.

 

Discover how you can customize the videos for your organization's use.

 

Enjoy light appetizers, soft drinks and cash bar.

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