Better Population Health Through Behavior Change in Adults: A Call to Action
Published: October 07, 2013
- There are barriers to successfully helping patients achieve healthy lifestyle changes; a 2-tiered, stepped-care model may be an effective approach to improving cardiovascular (CV) health.
- In the first tier, providers offer low-intensity 5 A’s counseling to patients with low to moderate CV risk.
- In the second tier, multidisciplinary provider teams collaborate to provide intensive behavioral intervention to patients with moderate to high CV risk.
- Commentary: Foundational Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: Behavior Change as a First-Line Preventive Strategy by Barry A. Franklin, PhD; Jenna Brinks, MS; Harold Friedman, MD
- Top Things to Know: Better Population Health Through Behavior Change in Adults
- American Heart Association Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update: A Scientific Statement For Public Health Practitioners, Healthcare Providers, and Health Policy Makers
- Population Approaches to Improve Diet, Physical Activity, and Smoking Habits: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
- Ideal Cardiovascular Health Predicts Lower Risks of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Vascular Death Across Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics: The Northern Manhattan Study
- Interventions to Promote Physical Activity and Dietary Lifestyle Changes for Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction in Adults
- Defining and Setting National Goals for Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Reduction: The American Heart Association’s Strategic Impact Goal Through 2020 and Beyond