The following health professional resources support the learning and integration of self management skills. These resources have appeared in our Coaching Support for Health Professionals newsletter or in the new Change Exchange newsletter.
Improving Dementia Care Through Health Literacy
This document provides family, caregivers and health professionals’ information on health literacy principles and techniques that can be used to improve communications and enhance care for those in the early stages of dementia.
Nov 02, 2018
Stress Relief Guide
The holidays can be a joyous but also a stressful time for many people. This tool reviews simple and practical strategies to help combat stress and improve coping mechanisms.
Nov 02, 2018
Internet Scams: Evaluating The Risk of Deception
A University of British Columbia research team developed this tool whose purpose is to help healthcare professionals educate the public about Internet-based Health Scams (IHS). It’s easy to follow and valuable!
Oct 25, 2018
Academic Detailing In The South West
Centre for Effective Practice is inviting family physicians in the South West LHIN to participate in brief, confidential, visits with an academic detailer that will provide support for patients living with chronic, non-cancer pain who are on opioid t
May 09, 2018
What Makes Us Healthy - Quick Guide Tool
This simple guide from The Health Foundation in the UK, provides a clear message on what are social determinants of health, how some people lack opportunities to be healthy and how institutions can address these issues.
May 09, 2018
Let’s Eat Healthy Canada
March is Nutrition month and the government of Canada released a sobering infographic that shows the current situation in our country. Great visual to share with patients and start a conversation!
Jan 17, 2018
The Impact Of Low Health Literacy
This infographic from the Centre for Disease Control clearly illustrates the impact that low health literacy has on people and the healthcare system. Use it to share the message with your organizations!
Nov 17, 2017
Substance Misuse And Abuse In Older Adults
A valuable resource with links to a variety of studies, presentations and tools on this important topic. Have a look!
Nov 17, 2017
You Can Prevent Falls
November is Fall Prevention month and this resource provides simple tips and plans for any individual at risk for falls. Why not share this with individuals that you support and help them stay safe!
Sep 12, 2017
Active Listening Cards
Here are some great reminders that will help us to focus and use our active listening skills when working with patients, team members or anyone!
Aug 11, 2017
Assessing Self Care
International Self Care Day takes place on July 24. This worksheet enables people to examine their own self care strategies and what they can do to improve their well-being. Share it with a patient or try it out yourself!
Jun 05, 2017
How Can We Disrupt Messaging In Healthcare?
Many of you may know Dr. Mike Evans for his famous YouTube videos. This handout provides ideas and ways on how to get our messages across and engage others to effect change.
Apr 17, 2017
Venus Leg Ulcer Brochure
My Venous Leg Ulcer brochure- Tips on how to prevent and to care for your or your loved one’s venous or mixed leg ulcer.
Mar 03, 2017
Nutrition in Wound Healing brochure
The importance of Nutrition in Wound Healing brochure -Tips to maximize you or your loved ones nutrition in the presence of a wound.
Mar 03, 2017
My Diabetic Foot Ulcer brochure
My Diabetic Foot Ulcer brochure: Tips on how to prevent and/or care for your or your loved one’s diabetic foot ulcer. Know the signs and what you can do to help.
Mar 03, 2017
Guide To Non-Motor Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease
This great patient booklet provides simple but important information for patients and caregivers living with the condition. It includes a questionnaire that you can provide to patients to help them identify any non-motor issues they may be experienci
Feb 14, 2017
100 Healthy things you can do in minutes-Heart and Stroke
A healthier you-in just minutes a day. You’ll find 100 easy, actionable tips, including recipes, links to resources and motivating stories about people who met their health goals. Each tip is simple and actionable. Great ideas for your action plans!
Feb 07, 2017
Health And Personal Decisions Can Be Tough
Making health care decisions can be confusing and difficult for many people. This tool helps support people by walking them through what they need to consider and evaluate in order to make the right choice for them.
Nov 18, 2016
Seniors: Loneliness And Social Isolation
This report explains how one of the most prominent and emerging issues that seniors are facing is finding ways to become, or remain, socially included and connected to their community. There is some great information and suggested interventions.
Nov 18, 2016
Health Matters Workbook For Patients
October is Health Literacy Awareness month. It is important that the people we support play an active and informed role in their care. This workbook helps them work through activities they feel are important to the management of their health.
Sep 12, 2016
It’s Not One Behavior. It’s Not One Big Change.
Check out this infograph from Dr. Mike Evans that helps patients put things into perspective when it comes to making lifestyle changes. Please note, this is not in any specific order.
Aug 09, 2016
Pain Toolkit
Persistent pain can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This Pain Toolkit is a simple, informational booklet that provide patients with some handy tips and skills to support them in managing their discomfort.
Jun 27, 2016
Medication Risk Questionnaire
This tool can be provided to patients and results can be used to determine if they are at increased risk of having a problem related to the medicines that they take.
Apr 22, 2016
Patient Online Chronic Disease Self Management Program
The online Chronic Disease Self Management program is a FREE, highly interactive, six-week online workshop designed to help people with chronic health conditions overcome daily challenges and take control of their health.
Feb 25, 2016
Healthy Eating For Seniors Handbook
March is nutrition month and this resource can be a valuable tool for older adults or anyone! Great information and suggestions that are easy to understand and incorporate. Take a look and share with others!
Feb 10, 2016
Too Fit To Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis Through Exercise
Exercise is very important for all of us, but especially for those with osteoporosis who are at risk of a broken bone. This booklet provides information on simple and safe exercises that any patient can complete daily.
Nov 08, 2015
Hands Only CPR
Share these easy to follow steps with patients, family and friends and save a life!
Oct 07, 2015
Creating A Health Literate Organization (webinar)
Health Literate Organizations: Eliminating Barriers and Improving Understanding Presentation from the October 7, 2015 webinar.
Oct 07, 2015
Action Planning: from Conversation to Action (webinar)
Action Planning webinar notes from the South West Self-Management Program January 15,2014 webinar.
Oct 07, 2015
Teach Back (webinar)
Teach Back notes from the South West Self-Management Program March 18,2014 webinar
Oct 07, 2015
The Art of Facilitation (webinar)
The Art of Facilitation webinar PowerPoint from May 28, 2014
Oct 07, 2015
Engaging People with Disabilities in Evidence-based Programs
This tip sheet provides basic guidance to those who are offering evidence-based programs to help them better serve people with disabilities. It offers tips for interacting with people with all types of disabilities.
Jul 15, 2015
Home Safety Guide for Older Adults
This Home Safety Guide will help your patients identify hazards in the home, help patients to make simple changes and improve their safety. You can also go to their website at
Jul 15, 2015
Health Coaching - The South West's Best kept Secret
Health Coaching - The South West's Best kept Secret. Webinar notes from the May 12, 2015 webinar.
May 19, 2015
A guide to the Joint Commission’s communication goal: 4 tips
Poor communication among caregivers is a leading root cause of sentinel events in hospitals. This eye-opening guide has tips to improve how caregivers share information.
Feb 26, 2015
100 websites you can trust
Looking for a reputable website? The Medical Library Association, an association of health information professionals around the world, has created a "Top 100 List of Health Websites You Can Trust"
Jan 29, 2015
F.A.S.T - Learn The Signs of a Stroke
FAST is an easy way to remember the major signs of stroke. Post this tool or share it with patients and others. As health care providers, we can share the new campaign message and help anyone experiencing or witnessing a stroke recognize the signs.
Jan 05, 2015
A guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario is your resource for information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. It is produced by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat and distributed by ServiceOntario Publications.
Dec 22, 2014
Learning about your health
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario has created a tip sheet to help clients with health appointments and health education.
Dec 22, 2014
Facilitating Client Centred Learning
Health Education Fact Sheet for health care providers from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario PDF called Health Care Provider Fact sheet.
Dec 18, 2014
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
The toolkit offers step-by-step guidance and tools for assessing your practice and making changes so you connect with patients of all literacy levels.
Nov 17, 2014
Your Action Plan
This one page form is from Stanford University’s Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions workshop. Action planning is one of the key components to helping patients manage their health.
Nov 13, 2014
10 Ways to get some quick Feedback
Here are some ideas for gathering feedback that don’t take much time. From Global Learning Partners
Nov 13, 2014
How Adults Learn - 6 Factors
Dr. Malcom Knowles determined that adult learning was most effective when the environment included six factors. All six factors need to be included in every learning event to provide the best learning environment.
May 30, 2014
10 Tips for Using Guidelines
If you work with groups, these tips will help you create guidelines that support the learning process. From Global Learning Partners
May 30, 2014
10 Tips to get people talking
Getting learners to talk and have dialogue with each other is critical for ensuring learning. Here are 10 ways to get people talking. From Global Learning Partners
May 30, 2014
10 ways to Minimize Resistance
Resistance is normal: What we want to do is minimize it so that it does not interfere with learning. From Global Learning Partners
May 30, 2014
Helping Measure Person-Centred Care
This document offers commonly used approaches and tools to help measure person-centred care. It aims to showcase the many tools available for those working in policy and practice.
Mar 06, 2014
Ultra-Brief Personal Action Planning
From Comprehensive Motivational Interventions, Ultra-Brief Personal Action Planning is designed to help physicians and other healthcare providers support patient self-management and motivate patients toward adaptive behavior change.
Jan 28, 2014
Action Planning from Stanford University
Goals can be overwhelming because they’re often too large. Break it down into small achievable steps… learn how (adapted from Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions 3rd Edition, Published in 2007)
Jan 23, 2014
Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians
The concepts and tools in this toolkit are intended to give busy clinical practices a set of activities and changes that support patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.
Jan 08, 2014
Getting the most out of the clinical encounter
Four key habits to successful communication between clinicians and patients.
Jan 08, 2014
Brief Action Planning Flowchart
Pictorial to walk you through the steps of an Action Plan from the Centre for Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing (published July 25, 2012).
Jan 08, 2014
Assessment of Care for Chronic Conditions- Patients
This patient survey will help health care providers learn about the patient perspective of their experience during their health care visit.
Dec 19, 2013
Assessment of Chronic Illness Care-Providers
This survey is designed to help systems and provider practices move toward the “state-of-the-art” in managing chronic illness. The results can be used to help your team identify areas for improvement.
Dec 19, 2013