A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted. Preference should be given to measures that also would stimulate economic activity.
The debate over immigration to the U.S.
National prevention and health-promotion outreach and education campaigns should be developed and implemented by federal, state, and local governments, along with private-sector partners.
Governments should fund efforts to promote evidence-based health-education opportunities.
The public and private sectors should prioritize consumer and family caregiver engagement and support in health care in all settings, including care provided in home settings.
Policymakers and the private sector should encourage and empower individuals to maintain and, where possible, improve their health.
Government bodies and the private sector should fund provider education and training on consumer and family caregiver engagement. Training should:
All levels of government and the private sector should provide consumers and their families with the information necessary to make informed choices about their health care.
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