AMA Healthier Life Steps: Prepare to Work With Your Patients

Find the tools to get started using AMA Healthier Life Steps®, from a program roadmap for physicians to continuing medical education programming to a patient health questionnaire and action plans for making positive health changes.

Program Overview for Physicians and Staff
Follow this roadmap to use AMA Healthy Life Steps® in your office.

Addressing Behavior Change in Patients With AMA Online Resources
Physicians and other health professionals: Learn about the resources and tools available for establishing and supporting healthy lifestyle goals with your patients. This online module examines: 1) barriers to health behavior counseling by clinicians, 2) evidence for the efficacy of health behavior counseling, 3) strategies to help patients successfully change poor lifestyle behaviors, and 4) how the AMA Healthier Life Steps® program can help patients improve their health behaviors. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and continuing nursing education credits are available.

Help Patients Identify Behaviors to Improve 

Talking to Your Patients About Weight: Use these tips to talk to your patients about their weight.

Patient Questionnaire: Assess your patients’ readiness to change one or more key health behaviors with this short questionnaire.

Action Plans: Help your patients identify and change specific behaviors with these four action plans (currently only available in English):

AMA Healthier Life Steps main page 


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