Resources For Patients

As you prepare for your next medical visit, Time to Talk CARDIO provides information and work sheets that may help you have effective conversations with your health care professionals. Print these materials to get started.

Patient Brochure (PDF)

A brochure providing useful communication tips to help you have a more effective conversation with your health care professionals. Also included is information about how to help better manage your heart health and a glossary of easy to understand medical terms.

Building A Strong Relationship With Your Health Care Professional (PDF)

A work sheet with practical tips on ways you can help build a strong relationship with your health care professional and prepare for your next visit.

Spanish Patient Brochure (PDF)

A Spanish-language brochure providing useful communication tips to help patients have a more effective conversation with their health care professionals. Also included is information about how to help better manage heart health and a glossary of easy to understand medical terms.

Patient Brochure (PDF)

A brochure providing useful communication tips to help patients have a more effective conversation with their health care professionals. Also included is information about how to help better manage heart health and a glossary of easy to understand medical terms.
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Health Care Professional Brochure (PDF)

A guide to support health care professionals in having a more focused and productive conversation with their patients about cardiovascular health.
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Printable Poster (PDF)

A poster for health care professionals' offices that informs patients about the Time to Talk CARDIO program.
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Health Care Professional Implementation Guide (PDF)

An implementation guide designed to provide health care professionals with an overview of the resources available through the Time to Talk CARDIO program. It includes tips and suggestions on how to optimize the program's communication and skill-building tools in the medical office to help improve the provider-patient dialogue and positively impact cardiovascular health outcomes.

Helping Patients Succeed (PDF)

A work sheet with communication techniques for health care professionals to help patients better understand their conditions and follow instructions for better health outcomes.

Heart Health Goal Setting Work Sheet (PDF)

A work sheet for health care professionals to help set cardiovascular goals with their patients. Health care professionals can download the work sheet, input a patient's personalized information and save in a patient's electronic medical record.

Health Literacy Guide (PDF)

A guide that provides information on the impact of low health literacy and tips on how to create a patient-centric medical office.

Cultural Competency Guide (PDF)

A guide that provides information on the connection between health disparities, communication and culture, including resources for information on how to improve cultural competency.

Cardiovascular Disease Fact Sheet (PDF)

A fact sheet about cardiovascular disease causes and risk factors, its statistics and its impact.

Time to Talk CARDIO Research Fact Sheet (PDF)

A research fact sheet containing Time to Talk CARDIO findings through evaluations by family physician practices in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and assessed through research conducted at the Oregon Health & Science University in conjunction with Canyon Ranch Institute.

Spanish Patient Brochure (PDF)

A Spanish-language brochure providing useful communication tips to help patients have a more effective conversation with their health care professionals. Also included is information about how to help better manage heart health and a glossary of easy to understand medical terms.
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Patient Brochure (PDF)

A brochure providing useful communication tips to help patients have a more effective conversation with their health care professionals. Also included is information about how to help better manage heart health and a glossary of easy to understand medical terms.
Order Form

Health Care Professional Brochure (PDF)

A guide to support health care professionals in having a more focused and productive conversation with their patients about cardiovascular health.
Order Form

Printable Poster (PDF)

A poster for health care professionals' offices that informs patients about the Time to Talk CARDIO program.
Order Form

Organization Implementation Guide (PDF)

An implementation guide designed to provide organizations with an overview of the resources available through the Time to Talk CARDIO program. It includes tips and suggestions on how to optimize the program's communication and skill-building tools with members and constituents in an effort to help positively impact cardiovascular disease patient health outcomes.

Helping Patients Succeed (PDF)

A work sheet with communication techniques for health care professionals to help patients better understand their conditions and follow instructions for better health outcomes.

Heart Health Goal Setting Work Sheet (PDF)

A work sheet for health care professionals to help set cardiovascular goals with their patients. Health care professionals can download the work sheet, input a patient's personalized information and save in a patient's electronic medical record.

Health Literacy Guide (PDF)

A guide that provides information on the impact of low health literacy and tips on how to create a patient-centric medical office.

Cultural Competency Guide (PDF)

A guide that provides information on the connection between health disparities, communication and culture, including resources for information on how to improve cultural competency.

Cardiovascular Disease Fact Sheet (PDF)

A fact sheet about cardiovascular disease causes and risk factors, its statistics and its impact.

Building A Strong Relationship With Your Health Care Professional (PDF)

A work sheet with practical tips on ways patients can help build a strong relationship with their health care professional and prepare for their next visit.

Time to Talk CARDIO Research Fact Sheet (PDF)

A research fact sheet containing Time to Talk CARDIO findings through evaluations by family physician practices in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and assessed through research conducted at the Oregon Health & Science University in conjunction with Canyon Ranch Institute.

Spanish Patient Brochure (PDF)

A Spanish-language brochure providing useful communication tips to help patients have a more effective conversation with their health care professionals. Also included is information about how to help better manage heart health and a glossary of easy to understand medical terms.
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Time to Talk CARDIO is an educational program paid for by Merck and developed in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Canyon Ranch Institute and RIASWorks.

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