Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals play a crucial role in promoting messages of moving more, eating better, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.

Below are links to assist healthcare professionals in their efforts to educate, treat and assess the health of Michigan citizens.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity offers information and tools to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases.

Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) is a collaborative approach to developing and implementing common clinical practice guidelines and performance measures in order to achieve consistent delivery of evidence-based services and better health outcomes.

American Academy of Pediatrics provides direct links to practice support resources, clinical support tools, tips for patient education, evidence based guidelines, treatment protocols and access to journals and publications.

The Michigan High Blood Pressure University provides health professionals in Michigan with evidence-based guidelines, and other resources to use with patients to improve high blood pressure detection and control.

The Michigan High Blood Cholesterol University provides health professionals in Michigan with evidence-based guidelines, and other resources to use with patients to improve high blood cholesterol detection and control.

American Heart Association features scientific statements, practice guidelines, clinical updates and patient educational handouts on cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Blood Pressure Measurement Quality Improvement CD: A free self-instructional CD based professional education activity that provides an update on the national guidelines for blood pressure measurement and an interactive method for evaluating one's individual knowledge. The activity addresses standardized measurement procedure, equipment issues, common errors, testing of knowledge and interpretation of Kortokoff sounds and home measurement by patients.

The National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Cholesterol Education Program provides access to educational campaigns and materials, interactive tools and resources, continuing education opportunities, and treatment guidelines.

American Diabetes Association provides easy access to resources, clinical practice recommendations, educational tools and links for all health care professionals who work with patients with diabetes. These resources include ready-made slide presentations, tool kits filled with both provider and patient materials, and enduring materials that include many multimedia self-learning opportunities.

National Diabetes Education Program provides clinical practice tools and patient education materials to help identify and counsel patients with pre-diabetes to help prevent the onset of diabetes and work with patients with diabetes to take control and prevent the devastating complications.