July - Monthly Toolkit
This month, Health is Primary is highlighting the importance of adolescent health. Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAH) is sharing the facts about what adolescents need to do to take care of their health and how. With the help of a primary care physician, they can prevent health complications later in life.
Download the July toolkit, which includes new patient handouts to help raise awareness!
THE FACTS ABOUT ADOLESCENT HEALTH:
- Risk factors for chronic diseases, such as alcohol and tobacco use, sedentary habits and poor diet, begin in adolescence
- 70% of adolsecents have a preventive health visit every four years, on average
- Up to 20% of adolescents have a mental health condition, less than 20% of whom receive treatment
- Obesity rates among adolescents are increasing, and only 29% of adolescents are physically active at least 60 minutes every day
BE A CHAMPION FOR PRIMARY CARE
ACOFP is a proud sponsor of Health is Primary, a communications campaign launched by Family Medicine for America's Health to help strengthen primary care and make America healthier.
Health is Primary advocates for the values of family medicine, demonstrates the benefits of primary care, and engages patients in our health care system.
SPREAD THE WORD
Visit healthispimary.org to download monthly toolkits, campaign ads and patient information sheets to display in your office and distribute to your patients.
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