The Strategy adopts six priorities, that are based on broad community input and engagement, research, and best practices
- These priorities, based on research, input from a broad range of stakeholders, and examples from around the country, suggest that there is a great potential for rapidly improving health outcomes and increasing the value and effectiveness of care for all populations:
- Making care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care.
- Ensuring that each person and family are engaged as partners in their care.
- Promoting effective communication and coordination of care.
- Promoting the most effective prevention and treatment practices for the leading causes of mortality, starting with cardiovascular disease.
- Working with communities to promote wide use of best practices to enable healthy living.
- Making quality care more affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by developing and spreading new health care delivery models.