Choosing Wisely Employee Materials
The following articles are intended to be distributed by employers to their employees. These articles can be used to introduce employees to the Choosing Wisely initiative in employee newsletters, blogs, or employers’ intranet sites. Employers can use these articles in any method or combination that is appropriate for them. The articles can each stand on their own, or can be combined in a series and distributed over time as part of an ongoing effort to educate employees throughout the year.
There are both long articles and short articles that discuss key issues and available resources that are organized around topics employees will be interested in. These articles build on the Consumer Reports resources and can be distributed using your brand, which is why we present them here in MS Word format. When you distribute the co-branded versions to your employees, we recommend using a non-alterable format, such as a PDF. Download all Employee Materials here.
Help get employees engaged in the topic and understand the basics of health care, appropriate use of services and quality.
Introduce employees to the benefits of the Choosing Wisely and Consumer Reports resources.
Show employees how more care isn’t necessarily better care with a real-life example.
This article highlights several factoids and insights from the Choosing Wisely campaign to engage employees and point them to Consumer Reports’ resources.
This article includes doctor-patient relationship insights and links for more details.
This article encourages employees to be proactive in their families’ health by using the available resources online.
This article helps employees who are caring for others, such as aging parents or children. Online resources can help you cope with caregiving.
This article lists preventive practices to build healthy habits.
Employers are also invited to engage their employees through visual information. This PowerPoint presentation was designed to be flexible and used by employers in the way that is most appropriate for the employer’s industry, worksite, and office culture.
This multipurpose presentation can be used for meetings or as visuals for websites and print content. It could also be played on a scrolling basis on monitors in employee break rooms. Individual slides can be pulled out and highlighted. This high-level review of the Choosing Wisely initiative is an easy and engaging way to introduce employees to the campaign. Slides taken from the presentation can also be co-branded.