Assisting public members and the health professional oversight bodies on which they serve
Since 1987, CAC has been serving the public interest by enhancing the effectiveness and accountability of health professional oversight bodies. We offer training, research and networking opportunities for public members and for the health care regulatory, credentialing, and governing boards on which they serve.
Created as a support program for the thousands of public members serving on health professional boards as representatives of the consumer interest, CAC soon became a resource for the health professional boards themselves.
In April 2013 CAC convened a two-day meeting to examine Outreach to the Public by Regulatory Boards and Certifying Bodies. Proceeds from the first day are available to download here.
The second day was devoted to a review and evaluation of the content and consumer-friendliness of websites. Lots of valuable information was shared, but the format of the day - facilitator-led discussion from the floor, mostly focused around screenshots of website pages - was not conducive to written proceedings.
Download a Program (pdf format).
Download Speaker Biogs (pdf format).
Download Point Presentations (zip format).
CAC's 2013 annual meeting was held in Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 - 30, 2013. This year, the theme of the meeting was Regulation’s Impact on Access to Safe Affordable Care. Since major sections of The Affordable Care Act will go into effect in January 2014, it is timely to discuss access because the addition of millions of currently uninsured citizens will place strains on the health workforce.