PUBLIC HEALTH: CHD Honors Consumer-Friendly Efforts
California Health Decisions Inc. last week honored three organizations and individuals for incorporating public values into health care policies. The winners of this year's "Involving the Public in Health Choices" awards were:
- Thomas David, executive vice president of the California Wellness Foundation, for developing innovative health and human service policies and programs that benefit consumers;
- Health Rights Hotline, the first independent assistance program in the nation to serve consumers regardless of their insurance status;
- St. Joseph Health System received the President's Award for its continuing, 15-year support of CHD's mission, vision and goals of allowing consumers to voice their health care concerns.