Prevention in Health Care – Providers

Health Care Providers

If you are a healthcare provider in Solano County you know that your patients may be dealing with Chronic Diseases, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases,  diabetes, depression, asthma or arthritis. Most of these conditions can be improved with more physical activity, access to better foods and nutrition, quitting smoking, reduced stress levels, and safer communities. For too long we have invested in a “sick” care system – you play an important role in moving us from this “sick care” system to a “health care and wellness” system in Solano County. Take a look at Encourage Participation in Self Management Programs for information from CDC on the value of referring your patients to self-management programs and at Help Members of Your Community Thrive.  Find information here on the efficacy of Stanford’s Healthier Living program (check out the data on decreased ED visits and re-admits!)

 

Join us as a professional in driving the changes needed to have Solano County be a vibrant and active community. By sharing information with your patients about programs, classes, workshops and gym memberships in Solano County, you can help to create healthier outcomes for all our residents. While you are doing this, know that Solano Public Health and our numerous community partners are out there working to create safe and tobacco-free places and access to healthier foods and beverages,that support individuals to make and sustain healthy behaviors.  

Here is a partial list of programs you can share with your patients or clients. Don’t forget, you can also simply recommend that your patients be physically active at least 150 minutes a week and fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables.  Thank you for working to keep Solano County residents healthy.

If your patient/client is…

Thinking of Quitting Tobacco, call 707-784-8900 to register for Kick the Butts classes and get help to quit smoking at NO COST to you.  Or visit www.TobaccoFreeSolano.org or www.nobutts.org for more information.  This is a series of 5 classes for adults that focuses on overcoming nicotine addiction through support, rewards, nutrition, and stress reduction.

Worried About Falling, call the Area Agency on Aging at 707-643-1797 to find out about NO COST classes called Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Matter of Balance, designed to help improve your strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.  Visit  http://www.cdc.gov/Features/OlderAmericans/ for more tips on preventing falls.

Concerned About Blood Sugar Levels or Pre-Diabetes, call 707-784-8344 to register for a fun program to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes through healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving and losing a modest amount of weight.  This program is available to Solano County residents at NO COST.  Visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/about.htm for more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).

Trying to Prevent or Better Manage a Chronic Disease (high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes) call 707-643-1797 or visit www.cahealthierliving.org/locations/solano/ for registration and more information about Healthier Living workshops.  This is a life-changing series of 6 classes (once a week) that helps you  set goals, control pain or stress, eat healthy and stay active.  These classes are available at NO COST to Solano County residents.

Wanting to Lose Weight, visit Weight Watchers at www.weightwatchers.com, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at www.tops.org, or the Be Active page of this website for tips.   NOTE:  Weight Watchers and TOPS are proven to be effective for losing weight, but do have a cost. Please contact them for more information.

Interested in Being More Physically Active, visit the Active Living page of this website for tips.  

Interested in Eating Healthier, visit the Healthy Food page of this website for tips.