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AMA Healthier Life Steps


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Title: AMA Healthier Life Steps

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Brought to you by the Texas Medical Assocation
  • A patient-physician alliance for a longer,
    healthier life

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Designed to Address Patients' Four Key Health
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Not Using Tobacco
  • Avoiding Excess/Risky Use of Alcohol

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Why Focus on These Behaviors?
  • Leading causes of preventable illness and
    premature death in the United States
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Injury/Accidents from excess drinking

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Studies indicate that at least 50 percent of
    health care spending is lifestyle-related and is

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Unhealthy Eating/Lack of Exercise
  • Nearly 66 of Texas adults and 32 of Texas teens
    are overweight or obese
  • An overweight child has a 70 chance of being
    overweight or obese as an adult
  • Increased fitness improves student academic

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Tobacco Use
  • About 24,000 Texas adults die each year of a
    smoking-related illness more than die from
    AIDS, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, car accidents,
    fire, and murder combined
  • Each year, more than 32,000 Texans under age 18
    become new smokers
  • Nearly 503,000 of Texas' youth ultimately will
    die from tobacco-related diseases

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Excess Drinking
  • In 2006, 13,470 fatalities in crashes involved an
    alcohol-impaired driver (BAC of .08 or higher)
    32 of total traffic fatalities for the year
  • In Texas, 45 of fatal car crashes in 2006 were
    alcohol related

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • To improve the physical and fiscal health of
    Texas, patients and their doctors need to focus
    on wellness and prevention

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • The Physician Is Key
  • Can influence patients to think, decide, plan,
    and take positive action to change their lives
  • Provide health screenings and interventions
  • Provide referrals for intensive counseling

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Barriers to Physicians Counseling Patients About
    Health Behaviors
  • Not medical conditions
  • Patients arent motivated to change
  • Not enough time
  • Not enough training
  • Not enough reimbursement
  • AMA Healthier Life Steps program can help!

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • How This Program Helps Physicians
  • Provides format for discussing behavior change
  • Assesses patients readiness to change
  • Identifies specific behaviors to change
  • Requires minimal training and effort
  • Is quick and easy

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Toolkit Components
  • Physician guide
  • Continuing medical education
  • Tools for patient intervention/education
  • Self-assessment questionnaire
  • Action plans and tip sheets
  • Progress-tracking calendars
  • Posters for physician offices

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps

Physician Toolkit/Physician Guide
  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Clinicians guide on Medscape
  • Physicians can earn maximum of 0.5 AMA
    PRA Category 1 Credit
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  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Toolkit
  • Tools for Patient Intervention
  • Assess all four behaviors on one self-assessment
  • Thinking about it
  • Planning
  • Ready to act
  • Keeping up

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Toolkit
  • Outline Action Plans for Each Behavior
  • Their goal
  • Getting ready
  • Taking action
  • Follow through
  • Factors for success
  • Useful resources (most are online)

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Toolkit
  • Progress-Tracking Calendars
  • Patients can select
  • One calendar for all four behaviors
  • OR
  • Four calendars, one for each behavior

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Toolkit
  • Progress-Tracking Calendar

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Tookit
  • Patient Education Posters
  • Two sizes
  • 8.5 x 11
  • 11 x 17

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • Physician Toolkit
  • Resources for Patients
  • Patients can complete before doctor visit
  • Self-assessment questionnaire
  • Action plans
  • Tip sheets
  • Progress-tracking calendars
  • Links to reputable Web sites and other resources
    on how to change behavior

  • AMA Healthier Life Steps
  • More Resources Coming Soon
  • Coding options for routine lifestyle screenings
  • Early intervention and motivational interviewing
    for adult patients
  • New CME targeting physician health