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Source: HealthLeaders Magazine 
Description: Article highlighting the importance of talking about care in the final years of life
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Source: BlueCross BlueShield
Description: How to talk to your doctor on testing, treatments, medications, and diagnosis
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Source: AHRQ
Description: Important questions for your doctor and why you should ask them
Link: http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/index.html

Source: WorkForce Magazine
Description: Demand for in-home caregivers and those who protect the home caregiver system from fraud
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Source: HealthLeaders 
Description: Why physicians must know the wishes of the patient to know what end-of-life treatments to provide
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Source: WorkForce Magazine
Description: Article presents research on why employees who care for sick relatives may need additional health support since incidence of chronic disease among caregivers is high
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Source: Choosing Wisely 
Description: Resource developed to assist patients in being able to identify care that is necessary, safe and evidence-based. 
Link: www.choosingwisely.org  

Source: The Art of Patient Care- The Health Care Team Concept
Link: http://www.art-of-patient-care.com/health-care-team.html 


Source: Food & Drug Administration 
Description: This resource shares tips that will assist people in being active members of their healthcare team.
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Source: American Heart Association
Description: Disease specific resource to assist indidivduals with Diabetes in being active members of their healthcare team.
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Source: National Consumers League
Description: 
“Script Your Future” is an initiative of the National Consumers League to make medication adherence a national priority. It offers a website to help people understand the value of being adherent and provides tools to assist them in this task.  
Link: www.scriptyourfuture.org

Source: Take Control of Your Health 
Description: Consumerism resources to help people be better partners in their healthcare decision-making. 
Link: http://www.tcyh.org/

Source: National Alliance for Caregiving
Description: Compilation of resources for caregivers. 
Link: http://www.caregiving.org/resources/caregiver-resources  

Source: Tacoma School District
Description: Guide to being educated healthcare consumers
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Source: AHRQ
Description: Guide on how to display comparative information in such a way that people can understand. 
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Source: Dept. of Labor 
Description: Final Rule on coverage of preventive services
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