When it comes to chronic disease prevention the relationship between a health care provider and patient is paramount. Many of the most prevalent and costly chronic illnesses can be delayed or avoided by supporting patients in engaging in more healthful behaviours that encourage nutritional foods and deter smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles.
As you know your patients and understand their life circumstances, you are uniquely placed to help them access preventive services and to engage them in a discussion on leading healthier lifestyles.
With an estimated 60% of health and well-being influenced by the social, economic and physical environment encouraging participation of your patients in the My Health My Community survey will provide a better understanding of some of the barriers to leading healthier lifestyles in the community in which you practice.
Here are a couple of easy ways to spread the word about My Health My Community among your patients and clients:
If you have questions or comments about My Health My Community or how to become a community champion, please don’t hesitate to go to our Contact Us page and drop us a note.