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Join Us in Celebrating Shared Decision Making Month!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

For the third year in a row, the Foundation will be hosting Shared Decision Making (SDM) Month this March! This year is especially exciting, as it is the first SDM Month since we merged with Healthwise, bringing our 65 years of combined expertise and experience to this initiative. We will celebrate the month with a variety of activities, including webinars, blog posts, an author discussion, a giveaway, and a tweet chat. A key component of SDM Month is the collaboration—pulling together experts from around the world to bring shared decision making to mainstream health care. Our SDM Month contributors are at the forefront of transforming health care in their individual fields, and we can all benefit from their firsthand knowledge in making shared decision making a reality.

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A Toast to Shared Decision Making

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

Cheers to all who joined us for Shared Decision Making (SDM) Month 2014. Whether you contributed to or participated in one of the month’s activities, shared our digital freebies or distributed shared decision...

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The ACC Continues Focus on “The Year of The Patient”

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has been a leader in engaging patients. The College launched the patient centered website,, in 2008 and Dr. Alfred Bove, in his presidential address, declared 2009 as “The Year of The Patient”. As such, the College established a standing committee on patient centered care understanding that the “Year Of The Patient” would remain the focus of the ACC forever. One main emphasis of this committee was to explore and implement shared decision-making (SDM) in patients with cardiac disease.

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Shared Decision Making: Better Care for Women and Babies

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

There is growing consensus that rapid gains in the quality, outcomes, and value of maternity care are within reach. The integration of shared decision making into the maternity care system can play a significant role in improving outcomes for women and babies, and may help reduce the high costs of maternity care by helping women avoid procedures that are unnecessary. The partners look forward to working together to make maternity care shared decision making in the clinical setting the norm, not the exception.

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Shared Decision Making Month: Week Four Preview

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in The Shared Decision Making Month Blog | 0 comments

Shared Decision Making Month 2014 is coming to a close as we begin the final...

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