Are you routinely counseling your patients about how their lifestyles impact their health? Are you encouraging your patients to exercise, quit smoking, eat healthier, and reduce risky alcohol use? If so, check out the American Medical Association (AMA) Healthier Life Steps® program.
The program, offered by TMA, provides practical resources and tools for establishing and supporting healthy lifestyle goals:
- Patient lifestyle questionnaires;
- Action plans;
- Progress-tracking calendars, and
- Continuing medical education opportunities.
You'll even find a roadmap to help you put the program into action in your practice. The webpage also includes other resources to assist you in coding for these preventive services.
AMA Healthier Life Steps program materials are free for physicians and patients, courtesy of TMA and AMA. Physicians can download the materials for use in their practice.
For more information, email TMA's outreach coordinator or call (800) 888-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470.
Action, March 1, 2013