Policymakers and the private sector should provide individuals and their families with the support they need to advocate on their own behalf in interactions with providers, health care systems, and
All levels of government, the private sector, and individuals should collaborate to develop policies that promote shared decisionmaking between consumers, family caregivers, and their health care t
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning.
Federal and state governments should ensure the collection and public reporting of comprehensive, accurate data during an epidemic or pandemic and other public health crises or natural disasters.
Health care providers, businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.
Private health plans must prevent the improper use or release of personally identifiable medical information.
Disparities in the use of prevention and screening services in public and private health insurance programs should be identified.