Patient Education Resources
Explore the library of education materials for patients covering various aspects of well-being. These Health Literate materials are created to support effective interactions with your patients.
Shows patients that being active is anything that gets them up and moving. This resource provides recommendations about how to be active indoors and outdoors; and includes a sample walking plan.
Explains what blood pressure is and why maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important to patients’ health. This resource provides ways to help manage blood pressure through nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, and stress release.
Provides factors that affect brain health, including family history, lifestyle, and environmental causes. This brain health checklist can help you start a conversation with your healthcare provider and create an action plan to support good brain health.
Explains the different types of cholesterol and how high cholesterol can impact patients’ health. This resource discusses lifestyle changes that patients can make to help manage cholesterol levels.
Provides practical tips to help patients make healthy eating choices at home and in restaurants. It provides detailed information on how to read food nutrition labels, including portion size and nutrients.
Follows ChooseMyPlate.gov recommendations and provides patients with examples of healthy choices from different food groups, as well as sample meals for a healthier breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Helps patients learn how much sleep they need, what may be keeping them awake, how to get a good night’s sleep, and how to manage a sleep diary.
Provides support to caregivers around their own personal health. It provides a caregiver burnout assessment tool to complete and share with their healthcare provider. It also gives tips on how to lower stress and manage caregiver burnout.
Helps prepare patients in any type of healthcare setting when they are transitioning to their next level of care. This resource may be used with any healthcare provider before and during a patient’s stay to help them or their caregiver be prepared.
Helps patients manage or reduce stress by identifying the source and providing tips to help manage the stress. This resource encourages patients to manage stress by choosing healthy activities that suit their individual personality.
Provides nutrition facts on menu items offered by many of the most popular national fast food and casual dining chains. Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order, and guides to nutrition facts about each menu item are included.
Helps patients identify their daily caloric needs and demonstrates how to make wise food choices in different situations. It also provides tips for patients to keep in mind when choosing what foods to eat.
Helps patients manage their own health care by organizing important personal information—allergies, chronic conditions, family history, hospital visits and surgeries, laboratory tests, screenings, vaccinations, and medications—in one single resource.
Highlights the importance and possible benefits of regular exercise. It provides tips and a step-by-step approach to incorporating exercise into a daily routine.
Helps patients learn more about the connection between your body and your brain and provides information about lifestyle factors that affect brain health. With these tips, you can learn healthy brain habits that can help you take care of your brain.
Identifies steps that can help patients take their medication correctly and safely. It provides tips for patients to consider at home, the doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or in a hospital or nursing home.