About CEPAC

Mission and Purpose
The purpose of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC) is to aid patients, physicians and policymakers in New England in the application and use of comparative effectiveness information to improve the quality and value of healthcare in the region.  In partnership with the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Technology Assessment, CEPAC is tasked with aiding in the adaptation and dissemination of federally-produced comparative effectiveness information.  The mission is to produce actionable information to aid regional policymakers in the medical policy decision-making process.

Objective and Scope of Activities
CEPAC will review timely comparative effectiveness research; comment on its relevance for the six New England states; and aid in the dissemination of the information to policymakers and decision-makers throughout New England.  The deliberations and decisions of the CEPAC will be conducted in a public forum to ensure transparency and accountability to all stakeholders throughout the process.

For more information, please contact the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.