Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare (CUE)


Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare (EBHC). CUE, organized in 2003 when the USCC invited advocacy groups to join a consumer advocate-scientist partnership, is a pioneering effort to improve consumers' ability to engage in and demand high quality healthcare.

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CUE's Mission:

The mission of CUE is to promote the health of populations and the quality of individual healthcare by empowering consumers, public health policy makers, and healthcare providers to make informed decisions based on the best current evidence through research, education, and advocacy. CUE members:

  • Obtain training about critical appraisal, EBHC, and the Cochrane Collaboration;
  • Participate in CUE projects and initiatives;
  • Attend annual CUE meetings;
  • Educate their constituencies about critical appraisal and EBHC; and
  • Provide consumer input into the Cochrane Collaboration’s systematic reviews of healthcare interventions

Link to CUE Bylaws and Mission Statement

Links to CUE Meeting Reports

CUE members are encouraged to join the Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNet) and participate in the Cochrane Collaboration as authors, consumer reviewers, and referees of Cochrane reviews.

CUE Member Organizations



For information, or to submit suggestions or suggestions of interest, please contact:

Reva Datar, MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 20215
Telephone: 410-502-4631