Tools For Your Journey

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Tools created by Caring Ambassadors Program:

Your Healing Planner
A tool for healing when faced with long-term illness

My Plan
A personal integrative health plan to help you organize choices you have made related to all aspects of your healthcare

Action Plan
Break up larger goals into smaller actions that can realistically be achieved to help you move forward on your healing journey

My Integrative Healthcare Team reference sheet 
Record the names and contact information for your practitioners from all areas of healthcare

Health history and intake questionnaire
A generic health history intake questionnaire to keep on file and provide to all healthcare practitioners 

My Medications and Supplements reference sheet
Track and record all medications you are taking, including prescriptions, over the counter drugs, supplements and vitamins 

My Weekly Action Plan & Calendar
Set weekly goals, organize appointments, and track progress made on your healing journey. Available mid-year 2018

Tools created by others:

*Although some of these tools were initially developed for specific patient populations, most of the information and skills they provide can be used by any patient with a long-term illness.

Lifestyle Tools

Whole Health Library
VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation,
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation,
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

My Food Tracker
American Diabetes Association

My Fitness Pal, calorie counter, diet & exercise journal

How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
US Food and Drug Administration 

What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl 
US Department of Agriculture

BMI Calculator
US Department of Agriculture 

HerbList mobile App for Apple
HerbList mobile App for Android
National Institutes of Health

Meditation and mindfulness practice

Sleep Diary
National Sleep Foundation

Communication Tools

 Talking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Health Care Providers: A Workbook and Tips [PDF]

Office of Cancer and Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
National Cancer Institute

A Greater Understanding. Second Opinions: Know Your Rights and Options [PDF]
Patient Advocate Foundation

Teamwork: The Cancer Patient’s Guide to Talking with Your Doctor [PDF]
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

How to Talk to Your Doctor (online video)
Caregiver Action Network

Essential Questions to Ask Your Doctor [PDF]
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Questions to Ask your Doctor, Question Builder
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Self-Advocacy and Health Care Management Tools

Cancer Survival Toolbox (audio program)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Know Yourself Worksheet [PDF]
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

My Family Health Portrait online tool
The Surgeon General

How to Choose a Doctor worksheet
American Cancer Society

A Doctor’s Guide to a Good Appointment
The New York Times

American Academy of Family Physicians: Symptom Diary

Decision Making Tools

Patient Decision Aids
The Ottawa Hospital 

Prepare for Your Care

Shared Decision Making National Resource Center
The Mayo Clinic  

The Option Grid decision aids

Decision Support App
The Empowered Patient Coalition 

Choosing Wisely website
The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation