On August 12, 2010 in the State Capitol in Sacramento the California State Assembly Health Committee, the California State Senate Health Committee, the Campaign for Effective Patient Care and the New America Foundation cosponsored a briefing.

The event cast light on what can be done now by doctors, hospitals, consumers and policymakers to support effective patient care that takes into account the latest findings in medical science as well as the preferences of individual patients and the judgments of their healthcare providers.

Event MaterialsListen to audio from the event.
Resource List
Speaker Biographies
Maribeth Shannon’s Powerpoint Presentation





California Healthline coverage of the event by David Gorn: How To Make Evidence-Based Medicine Work
Participants Featured Speakers
Shannon Brownlee
Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation
Author, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

Sharon Levine, MD
Associate Executive Director
The Permanente Medical Group

Richard S. Baker, MD
Chair of the Council of Scientific Affairs, California Medical Association
Dean-College of Medicine, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Maribeth Shannon
Director, Market and Policy Monitor Program
California HealthCare Foundation

Maryann O’Sullivan
Executive Director
Campaign for Effective Patient Care

Micah Weinberg, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
New America Foundation