HEALTHmattersMD

Welcome to the HEALTHmattersMD blog—an online resource where providers can find the latest news and updates about HPSM. Top stories are highlighted with images, and you can find more stories listed under them. To read a story, just click the headline or the "Read more" link. In the side menu, you can also select articles by topic or see our newsletter archive and provider notices.

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Engage Patients with Our Special-Edition “Be Healthy” Newsletters

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Engage Patients with Our Special-Edition “Be Healthy” Newsletters

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Engage Patients with Our Special-Edition “Be Healthy” Newsletters

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Engage Patients with Our Special-Edition “Be Healthy” Newsletters

Patients who know how to self-manage their health conditions usually have better health outcomes. That’s why we offer self-management resources that you can share with patients to facilitate shared decision-making about the best treatments. 

Our special-edition “Be Healthy” newsletters provide information about specific health topics. Each eight-page booklet is a practical guide that presents information and resources in a colorful, easy-to-read format designed to help members take charge of their own health. So far we’ve produced three issues in the series:

Taking Action for Your Mental Health helps people recharge, get care and develop a more positive mindset.

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes has tips for helping members manage and control their diabetes.

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You Can Quit Smoking, Vaping or Chewing Tobacco shows how to make a quit plan and access resources.

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You and your HPSM patients can get these booklets in print and online in multiple languages. To have copies mailed to your office to give to your HPSM patients, contact the Health Promotion Unit at 650-616-2165 or healtheducationrequest@hpsm.org.