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Resources Developed by Partners of AmeriCares U.S. Programs

U.S. Program Partners Resource Exchange

AmeriCares U.S. Program invites our U.S. Partners to share resources they have found helpful in delivering quality care to their patients and have not found on this site. This section contains some of the resources received from our partners which they would like to share with other partners in the U.S. Program network. If your clinic has materials they would like to share with the U.S. Program network, please contact us at uspartnerships@americares.org or (203) 658-9690.

Diabetes Education Materials

Patient Handout on Diabetes
This patient brochure on diabetes was developed by Cowlitz Free Medical Clinic.  It includes a description of diabetes, healthy eating tips and other ways to manage one's condition.   

Patient Handout on Eye Care for Diabetics
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet explains eye care for patients with diabetes including warning signs and prevention strategies.

Patient Handout on Foot Care for Diabetics
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet explains diabetic neuropathy including symptoms, treatment and prevention strategies.

Patient Handout on Kidney Care for Diabetics
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet explains kidney care for patients with diabetes, including kidney function, the effect of diabetes, warning signs and prevention strategies.

 

Cardiovascular Education Materials

Patient Brochure on Hypertension
This tri-fold patient brochure on hypertension was developed by Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) San Diego for their patient population.  It includes a description of hypertension, causes and impact of hypertension, and way to control hypertension. 

Patient Education Sheet – the DASH Diet
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet is on the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and covers what the DASH diet is, how it works and tips for changing eating habits.

Patient Education Sheet – Decreasing LDL (Bad Cholesterol)
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet is on decreasing LDL.  It includes tips for decreasing ones LDL levels and eating a heart-healthy diet.

Patient Education Sheet – Guide to Cholesterol
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet explains cholesterol and how it affects one’s body, as well as strategies to improve and maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Patient Education Sheet – High Blood Pressure
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet includes an explanation of high blood pressure, how it affects one’s body, as well as diagnosis and treatment information.

Patient Education Sheet – Low Cholesterol, Low Saturated Fat Diet
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet explains what the difference between unsaturated and saturated fats as well as tips for eating a low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet.

Patient Education Sheet – Low Sodium Diet
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet covers sodium, the DASH diet and tips for eating healthy.

Waiting Room Slides – Hypertension – Bilingual
This powerpoint slideshow was developed by Health Partners of Western Ohio to use in exam rooms to educate patients on hypertension.  It includes facts and related images about hypertension in both English and Spanish. 

Asthma Materials

Patient Education Sheet – Asthma
This patient education sheet was developed by volunteers of the Maliheh Free Clinic to be given to patients.  The education materials are intended to convey the information clearly to readers of all English reading levels.  This particular education sheet covers asthma, signs of an emergency and common asthma triggers.

Patient Brochure – Asthma
This education brochure was developed by Turning Points clinic to be given to patients suffering from or impacted by asthma.  The brochure is intended to convey important information regarding asthma to reader of multiple English reading levels.  This brochure covers asthma facts, common triggers and treatment.

COPD Education and Management Materials

Patient Brochure – COPD
This patient care flow sheet was developed by Cowlitz Free Medical Clinic to be used in the clinic to track COPD patients across multiple visits.  The flow sheet is intended to be used by clinic staff, and includes reminders of topics to cover during each visit, diagnostic, exacerbation, referral and medication information, as well as a goal-setting section.  

COPD Patient Care Flow Sheet
This education brochure was developed by Cowlitz Free Medical Clinic to be given to patients suffering from or impacted by COPD.  The brochure is intended to convey important information regarding COPD to reader of multiple English reading levels.  This brochure covers COPD facts, exacerbations and treatment options.