Thursday, July 27, 2017

Patient Tools

CMA Foundation Patient Tools

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Reference Guide:  This guide is intended for physicians and health care providers to utilize as a decision-making aid in the diagnosis, management and education of patients with type 2 diabetes and their cardiovascular disease complications

Obesity Provider Toolkits:The purpose of the CMA Foundation’s Obesity Prevention Project is to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and their families. The project also addresses obesity related diseases, such as Diabetes. The Obesity Prevention Project will carry out its purpose by giving physicians access to and assistance with: Education and Community Outreach, Policy Advocacy, Provider Resources and Models for Coordinated Team Care within the Practice setting.

2010-11 Cold And Flu Toolkit For Physicians: The CMA Foundation's Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) project has published its fourth annual antibiotic awareness toolkit for physicians and other clinicians. The toolkit contains an array of clinical resources and patient education materials to help reduce inappropriate antibiotic use.

AMA Tools

Health Literacy Kit: The Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand educational kit is the AMA Foundation's primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy.

Physicians & Other Health Care Professionals to Patient Relationships: This program provides background information and tools to help physicians support their patients' efforts to change four key health behaviors: diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use.  The Physicians' Guide describes the important role physicians play in fostering lifestyle change, and explains how physicians can implement strategies to assess patients' readiness to change and how to counsel patients on making these changes. The tool-kit provides a self-assessment questionnaire, action plans, progress tracking calendars, and a poster to help physicians help patients implement needed behavior changes.

Other Tools

National Public Health Information Coalition's Immunization ToolKit: This toolkit is designed to help you communicate the importance of immunizations during the month – and throughout the year. Here are key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and articles, sample social media messages and links to web resources from CDC and other organizations.

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