RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants

We’ve now closed the application period for the Young Innovator Grants. We’re thrilled with the responses we received.  So many great ideas! Thank you to all who applied.

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2015 Lown Institute Conference

Our third annual conference will be March 8 -11, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. At the conference we will share progress made since the 2013 conference, renew our collective voice for change,  and inspire RightCare Alliance organizing efforts. The conference is open invitation and registration will begin this...

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RightCare Regional Colorado Event

University of Colorado Department of Medicine in conjunction with the Lown Institute will host its first in the nation RightCare Regional Conference. Register today to attend and learn more about RightCare. Planning for the Buffalo, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and San Marcos, California areas is underway. Check back soon for...

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Overuse 101

Overuse is a catchall term for medical tests, treatments, and other services that don’t make patients any healthier. Read on to learn about its origins and root causes, how it can affect you, and what you can do about overuse in your community.

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The RightCare Alliance

The Right Care Alliance, a Lown Institute initiative, is a network of clinicians, patients, community leaders who recognize the epidemic of overuse and underuse in health care and who are dedicated to eliminating it. The Right Care Alliance is a movement focused on shifting medicine from “more is better” to the right care for patients. The Right Care Alliance was born out of the April 2012 Avoiding Avoidable Care conference. This was the first major medical meeting dedicated entirely to understanding the problem of overuse of medical services.

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Right Care News


  • Incredible response to our Young Innovator Grants. Huge thanks to all those who applied! http://t.co/rXOAej5M4Q http://t.co/aDKsJEgRXe
  • @kennylinafp Thanks for the shout-out!
  • "Besides, if I didn’t do the cath it would make our door-to-balloon-time quality score go down." http://t.co/CpxDQRDwWG

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