CCWC Final Report

Choosing Wisely® is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures by promoting conversations between patients and clinicians. Learn more about the national Choosing Wisely campaign here.


​The Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative (CCWC) is the recognized and trusted convener for the promotion and adoption of Choosing Wisely principles and practices by key stakeholders in Connecticut.

  • Practitioners and Health Systems
  • Patients and Community Organizations
  • Educational Institutions for Training Health Care Professionals​
  • Employers and Payers​

On October 1, 2020, the CCWC officially wound down the collaborative after a six-year run as it met its mission of increasing awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign throughout Connecticut. Please read a summary of the work we have done and the accomplishments this group has made in shining a light on the need to reduce low-value care throughout the state outlined in The Connecticut Choosing Wisely® Collaborative: 2014-2020 Impacts and Insights final report. Also, read about the recommendations we have made for other organizations that may be considering the establishment of a similar initiative.


The CCWC acted on its vision by initiating and supporting efforts to set and achieve specific measurable goals for implementing Choosing Wisely by and for the benefit of: