Patient Education

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Updated:Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:56:00 AM


The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association can provide you and your patients with a wealth of knowledge at the click of a mouse. Our online patient education provides thorough information to help patients take part in health management. Through our patient education sites, we offer a broad range of resources including a patient video library, risk assessment tools, disease management education and even recipes.

In addition to our free online resources, the ACS/ADA/AHA also have an extensive line of patient and consumer education brochures for patients, caregivers and groups at-risk to promote healthy living and managing and preventing disease. Topics include nutrition and weight management, smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical activity, controlling risk factors, conditions, treatments and procedures.  You or your patient can request a sample or you can order in bulk for your practice.        
 


Patient Education Resources

American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Education Resources

 
Tools & Calculators (opens in a new window) Interactive tools, quizzes and videos to learn more about ways to lower risk for cancer or find it early.
 

Treatment Resources (opens in a new window) Treatment decision worksheets and interactive tools to learn about therapies and treatments
 

Take the Health Check (opens in a new window). It’s quick and easy. Simply answer some questions about yourself or a loved one and instantly get a personalized health action plan to share with your doctor.

Virtual Dietitian (opens in a new window)
Meet our virtual dietitian for tips on how to eat well and be well.

Meet Our Virtual Trainer (opens in a new window)
Get tips, tools, and resources, to help you maintain a physically active lifestyle.

 
Tools & Calculators (opens in a new window) Interactive tools, quizzes and videos to learn more about ways to lower risk for cancer or find it early.
 

Treatment Resources (opens in a new window) Treatment decision worksheets and interactive tools to learn about therapies and treatments
 

Take the Health Check (opens in a new window). It’s quick and easy. Simply answer some questions about yourself or a loved one and instantly get a personalized health action plan to share with your doctor.

Virtual Dietitian (opens in a new window)
Meet our virtual dietitian for tips on how to eat well and be well.

Meet Our Virtual Trainer (opens in a new window)
Get tips, tools, and resources, to help you maintain a physically active lifestyle.


MyFoodAdvisor™ (opens in a new window)
MyFoodAdvisor™ brought to you by the ADA is an easy to use online nutrition tool for patients – intended to educate about the nutritional content of foods. MyFoodAdvisor provides food information to people with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and those looking to lose weight.

Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit (opens in a new window)
This kit contains reproducible patient education handouts to use in your practice.

Diabetes 24/7 (opens in a new window) Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team.
 

Where Do I Begin? (opens in a new window) Give this free booklet to patients you diagnose with type 2 diabetes (Available in English and Spanish). Then help them enroll in the free Living With Type 2 Diabetes program. This year-long program sends enrollees more information about living with type 2 diabetes, new recipes to try and opportunities to find support from others living with diabetes.

HeartHub
AHA’s Patient Portal for information, tools and resources about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

 
Get your patients to goal!
Want to help your patients manage their heart health? Send them to Heart360.org, a FREE online heart-health center that offers a convenient and easy way for your patients to better understand andmanage their health factors, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, weight, medications and physical activity! They can track their numbers, set goals and even share their results with you! Get instant access to your patients’ latest health readings- set alerts, send messages, and print reports about your patients and your practice.  Visit Heart360.org today.


Our Answer By Heart and Let's Talk About Stroke patient information sheets includes more than 100 downloadable, reproducible sheets that cover a wide range of cardiovascular and stroke subjects, from angina to weight management. Patients will receive simple, accurate explanations of the key facts, including symptoms, warning signs, risk factors, diagnosis and treatments. Patients can also log and track personal health data which can be viewed by the physician.  Some topics also available in Spanish.


Life’s Simple 7, 7 Simple Steps to Live Better.

The American Heart Association’s My Life Check empowers your patients to take a big step towards a better life. In just a few minutes, you can get your personal heart score and a custom plan with the 7 simple steps you need to start living your best life.
Visit heart.org/MyLifeCheck to start your new life resolution.

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) offers a number of valuable patient education materials on cardiovascular conditions and risk factors, free of charge to healthcare professionals.
           
This comprehensive toolkit, developed by PCNA, the American Diabetes Association, and the American College of Cardiology, contains printable patient education materials related to diabetic cardiovascular care. This tool kit is available on CD. 
 
This free patient education handout provides an overview of the important role of platelets in the development of acute coronary syndrome, heart attack, and stroke (©2010)
 
How do you measure up?” patient booklet was developed by PCNA to educate patients at risk for CVD due to hypertension. (©2010)
 
This free educational handout for patients outlines risk reduction strategies and explains how to lower triglycerides and raise HDL through healthy eating and exercise. (©2010)
 
The Get Tough on Angina™ patient education materials were designed for health care providers to use when educating their patients and the family and friends of patients about angina. (©2010)