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Health Care Providers

The state of an individual’s health can be dramatically impacted by their health care experiences interacting with health care providers. The Provider Resources section offers evidence-based trainings, tools, and resources for health care providers intended to promote healthy behavior change in their patients. These resources aim to increase providers’ skills and knowledge needed to assist in the adoption of healthy behaviors and increase improved health outcomes among patients. 

Trainings

The HIO works with other partners to provide training and resources to support implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies. The following trainings are available for clinicians and office staff to support integration of prevention into practice.

Tools & Resources

Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of assisting individuals and families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health and quality of life. Health behavior change has enormous potential benefits on mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.  Examples of such behaviors include eliminating tobacco use, improving diet, increasing physical activity, and moderating alcohol consumption.

Effectively motivating patients to change behavior can be a frustrating and difficult challenge. Merely encouraging patients at the end of an office visit to attempt such changes yields limited results. Success requires the development of specific healthy lifestyle action plans in partnership with patients and intentional follow-up.  The following are tools that can assist in working with patients on behavior change and goal setting.

Exercise Prescriptions
Goal Setting Action Plan
Lifestyle Medicine Competencies