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Behavior Counseling Is Key To A Healthier Population
Better Population Health Through Behavior Change in Adults: A Call to Action
There are barriers to successfully helping patients achieve healthy lifestyle changes; a 2-tiered, stepped-care model may be an effective approach to improving cardiovascular (CV) health.
In the first tier, providers offer low-intensity 5 A’s counseling to patients with low to moderate CV risk.
In the second tier, multidisciplinary provider teams collaborate to provide intensive behavioral intervention to patients with moderate to high CV risk.
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. 2013: published online before print October 7, 2013, 10.1161/01.cir.0000435173.25936.e1.
Foundational Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: Behavior Change as a First-Line Preventive Strategy
by Barry A. Franklin, PhD, Jenna Brinks, MS and Harold Friedman, MD
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