Costs of Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating change agents who will lead the creation of a more affordable and equitable health system.
We envision a world in which no one has to choose between their life and their life savings.
Since 2009, Costs of Care has collected personal accounts from physicians, nurses, and patients all over the United States that illustrate routine and high-yield opportunities to improve the value of care delivery.
Costs of Care directs the STARS program for medical students, catalyzing grassroots, student-led initiatives to advance health care value in medical education.
Costs of Care has also created widely adopted and enduring resources to educate medical trainees and clinicians about how to address health care costs and provide high-value care, including the textbook Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, the “COST” framework for designing value improvement projects, multiple workshops, and free video modules.