Consumer Tips for Getting Better HealthCare

Own Your Health

Do you want high-quality healthcare for you and your family? Here's something you can do about it.

Own Your Health is a campaign to empower consumers to be more active in making decisions about their health and healthcare. The goal is to help you learn how to improve your health and to make sure you are getting quality healthcare.

Own Your Health provides trustworthy information, helpful tips and handy tools for making decisions that offer the best outcomes and the best value for your healthcare dollars. Click on the links below to learn ways to create a better healthcare experience for you and your family.

  1. Your Primary Care Doctor
  2. Getting the Right Care
  3. Talking to Your Doctor
  4. Taking Care of Yourself

Rising healthcare costs are of great concern to most people, but complaints are often countered with claims that high costs are justified because patients are getting "the best healthcare in the world." Many credible studies indicate the opposite is true. Healthcare quality has been on the decline for many years. It's a complex problem to solve, and patients are very much part of the solution.

Puget Sound Health Alliance

Own Your Health is produced by the Puget Sound Health Alliance. The Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality and affordability the region. As a member of this organization, Carpenters Trusts of Western Washington is working with employers, physicians, hospitals, patients, health plans, and others from the region to improve healthcare decision-making. The Alliance's Community Checkup report measures the quality of care provided by hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers in the Puget Sound region.