Employers and Payers

Educational Institutions for Training Health Care Professionals

Patients and Community Organizations

Collaborative Members

The Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative (CCWC) is a diverse multi-stakeholder group that is

committed to the widespread adoption of Choosing Wisely® in Connecticut.​

Tim Elwell, Ph.D., MBA

Co-Chair, CCWC

President & CEO


  • Raise awareness in CT about Choosing Wisely® among patients and consumer groups, employers and payers, providers and health systems, government officials and policy makers
  • Be a catalyst to accelerate the adoption of Choosing Wisely® by sponsoring programs and facilitating and advocating for public and private initiatives that address patient-provider communication about most effective use of tests and procedures and recommended guidelines for appropriate treatment
  • Create avenues for local programs to access both national and local Choosing Wisely® resources
  • Facilitate continuous learning and improvement in the implementation of Choosing Wisely® in CT

Practitioners and Health Systems

Leadership Collaborative Members

CCWC Goals

Our Key Focus Areas

Laura Morris

Co-Chair, CCWC


Office of Health Strategy

  • Access Health CT
  • ​Community Health Center Association of CT (CHCACT)​
  • Connecticut Business Group on Health
  • Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Donaghue Foundation
  • Health Disparities Institute​
  • Office of the Comptroller of Connecticut
  • Office of the Healthcare Advocate
  • Office of Health Strategy
  • Qualidigm
  • Universal Health Care Foundation
    of Connecticut
  • ​UCONN Health