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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 that will help you to organize choices you have made related to all aspects of your healthcare.

Action Plan: This tools will help you to break up larger goals into smaller actions that can realistically be achieved to help you move forward on your healing journey.

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

My Integrative Healthcare Team reference sheet: A downloadable document to 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: A downloadable document to track and record all medications you are taking, including prescriptions, over the counter drugs, supplements and vitamins. This is a great resource to keep with your medical records and share with ALL of your healthcare practitioners.


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.


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

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: A brief guide providing integrative strategies to address common long-term disease symptoms such as pain, fatigue, emotional problems, anxiety, and more.


Decision Making

The Ottawa Hospital Patient Decision Aids:

Prepare for Your Care:

Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center:

The Option Grid decision aids:

The Empowered Patient Coalition Decision Support App:

The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Choosing Wisely website:



American Diabetes Association, My Food Tracker:

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:

BMI Calculator

Meditation and mindfulness practice:

National Sleep Foundation Sleep Diary