Patient Self-Management Tools

Effective self-management allows patients to have a central role in determining their care and fosters a sense of self-responsibility for health and well-being. Collaborative self-management programs encourage dialogue and agreements between the provider and patient/family that define problems, set priorities, establish goals, create treatment plans, and solve problems. Below are tools that may facilitate this process.

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Antidepressant Fact Sheet (PDF) English Spanish
Asthma Group Medical Visit Flyer English
Asthma Patient Assessment Tool Spanish
Phone Call Script for Group Visit English
CVD Self-Management Goals Contract English & Spanish
CVD Self-Management Commitment English
Depression Self-Management (PDF) English Spanish
Diabetes Flyer (PDF) Spanish
Diabetes Goal Agreement English
Diabetes Self Management English Spanish
Diabetes Group Visit Checklist English
Diabetes HbA1c Handout English
Diabetes Managing Type 2 English
Group Medical Consent English
Group Medical Visit Flyer 1 English
Group Medical Visit Flyer 2 English
Group Visit Feedback Request English
Hypertension Goal Commitment English
Self-Care Success English
Self-Management Support Tool (PDF) English


African American Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Choose My Plate
US Department of Agriculture

Common Health Conditions Affecting Women
(Over 40 free fact sheets in English, Spanish, and other languages)
US Food and Drug Administration (USDA)

Diabetes Portion Quiz
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Health Care Innovations Exchange: Improving Patient Self-Management
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Healthy Eating Resource Tool
National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) (English) (Spanish)

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (Tips for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders)
Tip sheet that can help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes

Women’s Health Publications
FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH)