The Employers’ Toolkit Campaign

Helping you make smarter decisions about your care

  Information for employers can be found at the National Business Coalition on Health.

From Consumer Reports and the Choosing Wisely campaign

Click the tabs at left for more information on taking charge of your own healthcare.

For more resources for employees, visit Making Healthy Choices.

Articles from your employer

Tip sheets from Consumer Reports

    Asking Questions About Imaging Tests

    You should question some uses of imaging tests, because sometimes they're not needed.
  • English: Asking Questions About Imaging Tests
  • Asking Questions About Medical Tests

    What sorts of questions should you ask when your doctor orders a test?
  • English: Asking Questions About Medical Tests
  • Building Healthy Habits

    There are always things you can change in your day-to-day life that can help alleviate your ailments.
  • English: Building Healthy Habits
  • Communicating With Your Doctor

    Here are some pointers for improved doctor-patient communication.
  • English: Communicating With Your Doctor
  • Coping With Serious Illness

    For people with serious long-term illnesses, navigating the health-care system can be daunting.
  • English: Coping With Serious Illness
  • Doctor-Patient Relationships

    One big step toward improving the doctor-patient relationship: understanding where your doctor’s coming from.
  • English: Doctor-Patient Relationships
  • Preventive Care

    Make sure you’re up-to-date on the preventive services you need.
  • English: Preventive Care
  • Ten Ways to Reduce Your Drug Costs

    The first step in reducing your drug costs is to enlist your doctor in the effort.
  • English: Ten Ways to Reduce Your Drug Costs

Tests and Treatments

 

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

From the High Value Care campaign

Drugs and Supplements

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs — Combining effectiveness, safety and  pricing information.

Money Saving Guides — Navigating the world of drugs

Special Reports — From Consumer Reports magazine

    Dangerous Supplements

    What you don't know about these 12 ingredients can hurt you.
  • English: Dangerous Supplements

Doctors and Hospitals

    America’s Antibiotic Crisis

    Consumer Reports has joined the fight to keep a unique and life-saving product working: antibiotics.
  • English: America's Antibiotic Crisis
  • Cancer Tests and Treatments

    When you need that cancer screening test -- and when you don't.
  • English: Cancer Tests and Treatments
  • Dangerous Supplements

    What you don't know about these 12 ingredients can hurt you.
  • English: Dangerous Supplements
  • Deadly Infections

    Hospitals can lower the risk, but many fail to act.
  • English: Deadly Infections
  • Dr. Who?

    The next ‘doctor’ you see might be a nurse practitioner. Here's a guide to who you can expect to see in a white coat, and how they can help you.
  • English: Dr. Who?
  • Healing Hearts

    Cardiac care is a money-making machine that too often favors profit over science.
  • English: Healing Hearts
  • Medical Homes

    Patient-centered medical homes seek to provide comprehensive, continuous, well-coordinated care to patients.
  • English: Medical Homes
  • The Real Cost of Care

    Here's why healthcare prices, for the same service, in the same town, vary so widely.
  • English: The Real Cost of Care
  • What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew

    How to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.
  • English: What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew
  • What to Reject When You’re Expecting

    Here are 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy.
  • English: What to Reject When You’re Expecting
  • Spanish: Qué debe rechazar cuando está embarazada

Consumer Health Choices videos

Our video collection reinforces the messages from Choosing Wisely, High Value Care and Best Buy Drugs. You can watch them here, share them, or view the entire collection.