ICER today announced that the next public meeting of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC) will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at MaineHealth in Portland, ME (read the full press release here).  The topic of this meeting will be community health worker (CHW) programs.  CEPAC members, drawn from clinical and public policy experts from all six New England states, will deliberate and vote on the effectiveness and value of CHW programs in order to determine which components of CHW programs are most associated with improved patient outcomes. A report produced by ICER that translates the findings of a recent comparative effectiveness review on this topic and includes supplemental economic and region-specific analyses will form the basis for the meeting.  Meeting materials will be available online for public comment beginning May 24, 2013.

Date:          Friday, June 28, 2013
Time:         10:00 AM – 4:00PM ET
Location:   MaineHealth
110 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101

Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must register by June 18, 2013 by visiting Meeting Registration; those wishing to submit written comments ahead of time, and those requesting the opportunity to make public comments at the meeting, can visit Reports.