The materials and tools listed here are intended for the patient and caregiver in mind. As a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, HSAG focuses on helping achieve three goals: better patient care, better population health and lower health care costs through improvement. These resources are drawn from trustworthy sites, providing accessible and valuable information on disease management, prevention, and advocacy.
The American Association for Retired People (AARP) hosts an online hub of information, tools, and tips for caregivers.
The Alzheimer's Association offers information on all stages of dementia caregiving with tools and resources to access on demand, including a helpline.
The National Institutes of Health makes the case for exercise and features one-minute videos on a variety of exercise topics, including why older adults should exercise and why you are never too old to begin exercising.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers patient education handouts on a variety of meal topics.
This is a non-profit, patient-driven organization, affording members opportunities to learn about people with similar experiences. In addition, they provide education on kidney disease, tips on how to slow its progression, and where to turn for help. AAKP will provide the answers and guidance you need to live a full and productive life.
This is a leading cancer fighting organization, engaged in funding research and patient advocacy.
The Heart360® is a tool to help people understand and track the factors that affect heart health, including blood pressure, physical activity, cholesterol, glucose, weight, and medications.
As of July 10, 2017, the American Heart Association's Heart360 is no longer available. You will be able to access your data by logging into your Microsoft HealthVault account after this date by accessing the Microsoft site www.healthvault.com.
To continue to track and monitor your blood pressure, you can sign up for a new Check. Change. Control. ® Tracker account www.ccctracker.com/aha.
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association developed a high blood pressure risk calculator which estimates your blood pressure category, and provides a view of your risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and more.
The ASCVD Risk Estimator is an app developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association to help providers and patients estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for ASCVD.
The ASCVD Risk Estimator is a Web form developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association to help providers and patients estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for ASCVD.
Diabetes Mine is a patient-based Website, filled with practical advice, research news, and support for people with diabetes.
Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) is involved with and promotes social media in all its forms to empower people affected by diabetes and to connect them with each other to foster support and education. Among its offerings are two radio shows (see http://diabetescaf.org/our-programs-2/dsma/dsma-live-programs/) and a weekly tweetchat on Twitter (Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. PT; use the hashtag #DSMA). Their twitter handle is @DiabetesSocMed, led by their founder Cherise Shockley.
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