Programs & initiatives

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Making informed health care decisions

Take charge of your health care

Health care can be complicated. But as the consumer, you can be an active participant in your health. This page includes resources and tools to help you take a bigger role in your health.

Choosing a primary care doctor

It's important to have a primary care doctor you know and trust. Read five tips for choosing one.

Being a savvy health care shopper

As part of our Healthier Washington initiative, in partnership with the Washington Health Alliance, we’ve created a campaign called the Savvy Health Care Shopper. The campaign includes a video, a series of infographics, and a brochure for you to use to help you and your employees know how to get high-value health care. We encourage you to share these materials with your employees, members, and even your friends and family.

Watch this video to get started on being a savvy shopper.

Choosing Wisely

Some of the most common medical procedures may be overused. The Washington Health Alliance's Choosing Wisely campaign focuses on cervical cancer screening, antibiotics, cardiac and other imaging, and early elective births.

Understanding health insurance coverage

Owning your health

As health care consumers, we have a big role in making sure we get the right care. The Washington Health Alliance's Own Your Health campaign offers information and tools to help you make decisions about your care.