Behavior Counseling Is Key To A Healthier Population

Better Population Health Through Behavior Change in Adults: A Call to Action

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  • 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.

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print October 7, 2013, 10.1161/01.cir.0000435173.25936.e1.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Oct 13, 2013 2:19 PM America/Chicago