Improving Health Outcomes
Since our founding in 1847, the American Medical Association has been focused on the health of patients. More than 30 years ago, we published The Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness. Now, we are evolving our leadership in this area toward tracking and improving outcomes.
AMA Healthier Life Steps®
The AMA Healthier Life Steps® toolkit, with downloadable, printable materials and links to more resources, helps physicians counsel and assist their patients in improving their eating habits and physical activity levels, quitting smoking or tobacco use and reducing risky drinking.
Alcohol and other drug abuse
Research and facts about youth and alcohol, AMA policies on alcohol, and resources including referral and treatment for alcohol abuse, drunk driving and alcohol availability.
Smoking and tobacco control
Resources regarding smoking cessation and other tobacco control activities and information about the AMA's Secondhand Smoke Initiative.
Eliminating health disparities
The AMA stands committed to the elimination of racial and ethnic health care disparities.
Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health
AMA has developed a series of informational Web streaming programs targeting primary care physicians.
Materials to assists physicians in educating parents and others about why vaccines are important, about the facts about vaccine risks, and about what is being done to reduce these risks.
Roadmaps for Clinical Practice series
The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series assists physicians in integrating disease prevention and health promotion into routine clinical care.
Find information, tools and training materials that help physicians assess and treat America's veterans and their families.
Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
The AMA strives to be recognized as an important national educational resource for enhancing the disaster preparedness and response capabilities of both civilian and military providers.
Aging and community health
Resources to enable physicians to prevent and postpone and disease and disability and to maintain the well-being, independence, and mobility of an aging population.
Materials and resources on adolescent healthy lifestyles related issues for physicians to use in their practice and professional activities.
Building a Healthier Chicago (BHC)
The goal of BHC is to improve the health of Chicago's residents and employees through integration of existing public health, medicine, and community health promotion activities.