The Mayo Clinic's National Resource Center for Shared Decision Making has developed and tested simple tools called KerCards that providers can use to help patients make decisions about diabetes medications, osteoporosis treatment, and statin options. The National Resource Center for Shared Decision Making is also testing similar decision aids for treatment after acute myocardial infarction and for chest pain.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services have produced useful guide for clinicians entitled: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Action Steps for Clinicians.
Purdue Health Care Alliance Development Team recently updated their Handbook for People with Pain, which includes recommendations to promote and enable self-care management of pain. The Handbook can be found here.
The Rhode Island Department of Health offers the Provider Resource Guide for Patients with Chronic Conditions. This brochure describes evidence-based supplemental health improvement services that support patients, families, providers, and the healthcare system in disease management, self-management, and patient activation.
The Rhode Island Department of Health offers the Wellness Resource Guide Programs proven to work.
A handy booklet for patients with congestive heart failure to use to manage their heart health.
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) at the Rhode Island Department of Health is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and works to address the burden of diabetes in the state through coordination of the Rhode Island Statewide Diabetes Health System (RI-SDHS). DPCP projects and activities are directed at quality diabetes clinical care, workforce development, multicultural programs, diabetes patient self-management, education, and pre-diabetes care. More information on DPCP is available at http://www.health.ri.gov/find/communityhealthnetworkprograms/results.php?parm=Diabetes.
DPCP offers the following programs and resources:
Community-Based Diabetes Support Groups are available in the community to provide social support and other resources to adults with diabetes and their caregivers to help them live happy, healthy, and productive lives with diabetes. For a listing of support groups, contact Maria Matias.
The MacArthur Initiative on Depression & Primary Care patient education materials on depression, including self-management, antidepressant medication, and psychological counseling.
QuitWorks is intended for health care providers to use as a tool to aid the cessation efforts of their patients. QuitWorks is free to providers, as well as to all RI residents regardless of health insurance status. For more information, contact Brenda Jenkins, Quitworks Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-528-3246 or visit http://www.quitworksri.org/
Rhode Island Smokers' Quitline (1-800-QuitNow)
The Rhode Island Smokers' Quitline provides cessation information, multi-session telephone counseling, and self-help materials to patients at no cost.
Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Program (401-519-1970)
The Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Program offers free group or individual counseling and information sessions to Rhode Islanders who are uninsured and under-insured.
Metro-Area Services (401-780-2520)
Free quit support services are available to uninsured Providence residents. Call for locations.
State Employees Wellness Program (www.wellness.ri.gov)
Financial incentives are available for state employees who use Quitline services.
Medicaid Cessation Services (401-462-5300 - DHS Info Line)
Medicaid offers mandatory cessation coverage for quit medications, nicotine replacement therapy, and individual counseling for Managed Care and Fee-For-Service members. Restrictions may apply.
Private Health Insurance Coverage
Rhode Island requires mandatory cessation coverage, including quit medications, nicotine replacement therapy, and counseling, for patients with private health insurance (except self-insured plans).
American Lung Association
National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
CDC Office on Smoking and Health
Pri-Med Patient Education Center, consumer health information written by Harvard Medical School