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
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.