Improving patient self-management
This tool, for program managers of mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups, provides a step-by-step process to assess and cultivate cultural competency. The guide helps program managers identify strengths and limitations in five key organizational areas to meet the needs of its members. The five focus areas follow:
- Administration, policies, and guidelines
- Peer providers and group leaders
- Services and support
- Program and group environment...
This toolkit provides information, tools, and resources to help organizations and communities work with peers to effectively engage and retain people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in care and treatment.
The purpose of this toolkit is to help organizations effectively integrate peers as part of a multidisciplinary care team. It focuses primarily on peers who use their own personal experience with HIV in the service of improving the care and treatment of PLWHA. Depending on the needs...
The Dementia Capability Toolkit identifies resources that States and communities can use to design initiatives to ensure that programs are dementia-capable. In dementia-capable systems, programs are tailored to the unique needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their caregivers.
The toolkit is divided into the following sections:
- Prevalence and impact of dementia
- Identification and awareness of a possible dementia
This self-management toolkit helps providers of self-management education (SME) chronic condition programs deliver high-quality services over the long term. The guide is a synthesis of practical experience and evidence-based strategies to help SME providers achieve sustainability. It explores issues in 10 key planning areas: revenue, marketing, referral networking, competition, service operations, evaluation, organizational support, community support, advocacy, and resource linkages. SME...
This smartphone application (app), part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Healthier Life Steps ™ initiative, encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical activity. The app also calculates a user’s body mass index (BMI) score and provides a mechanism to view progress reports and e-mail them to their physician.
Key features allow users to:
- Establish a weight goal
- Establish daily...
The SuperTracker helps consumers get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, track their foods and physical activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help them make healthier choices and plan ahead.
The SuperTracker includes the following features:
- Food-a-Pedia: Look up nutrition info for more than 8,000 foods and compare foods side by side
- Food Tracker: Track the foods you eat and compare to your nutrition targets...
This tool can help consumers collect their family health history information and share it with relatives and health care providers. It creates personalized booklets that individuals, families, and communities can use to learn more about family health history, increase their communication about health, and become healthier people. The booklets have many parts that can be customized: personal stories about health, pictures of familiar faces, questions to ask relatives, disease information,...
BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. The program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.
The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, nonprofit organizations, health clinics,...
The Collaboration for Home Care Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) library provides actionable tools to help home health care professionals implement best practices in their agencies.
Tools in the CHAMP library can be searched by keyword and filtered by topic or type:
- Alcohol & substance misuse
- Behavior change & adherence
- Care coordination
- Chronic pain management
- Clinical coaching
This form, for health care practitioners, gathers initial information on triggers commonly overlooked with children already diagnosed with asthma. It can help physicians and families make possible connections between behavior, conditions in the home and school, and pediatric asthma. The questions on the form related to the child's home also apply to other indoor environments where the child spends time, including school, daycare, car, school bus, work, and recreational facilities.