Facilitating Active Referrals to
Healthy Behavior Resources
Olmsted County Public Health Services
SHIP Intervention: Implement policies and practices in health care organizations to facilitate active referrals to healthy behavior resources to increase access to healthy nutrition, physical activity and tobacco cessation programs.
Patients diagnosed with or at risk for chronic diseases should be referred to healthy behavior (HB) resources appropriate to their health status and degree of motivation. A systems approach needs to be developed to increase clinicians' awareness of and to facilitate active referrals to local HB resources for healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco cessation.
- Contacts: Jeanne Nelson and Michelle Haugen
- Participants: Olmsted County Public Health Services
- More Information on SHIP: Statewide Health Improvement Program
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