Pain can be complex and difficult to describe in the short time you may have with your health care provider. This tool can help you create a detailed picture of
your pain — where it is, how it feels, how much it hurts, and what triggers it. Fill it out before your visit, print it, and share it with your provider. It will provide a lot of important information fast, so you and your provider can begin to address your issues more quickly. https://theacpa.org/painMappingTools/
Health Management Partners seeks to identify and guide members into a healthier lifestyle and culture of wellness in a consistent manner that promotes quality care and improved outcomes. Health Management Partners offers comprehensive tools and resources within our wellness offerings that provide tailored integrations addressing lifestyle issues and behavior change. Call 1.800.434.9959 or contact us for more information!
Falls Prevention Awareness Day empowers seniors with the confidence to protect themselves from fall-related injuries. Share knowledge and confidence with the seniors in your life to help them be ready, steady, and balanced. #FPAD2017 https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/
Good communication with your health care provider is vital to getting the help you need to live well in spite of your pain. Visit: https://theacpa.org/Communication-Tools.
Chronic pain may happen to one person but the whole family is affected. The American Chronic Pain Association has a series of informational videos on how to cope within the family. Visit https://theacpa.org/family-matters.
Did you know all South Dakotans have access to The Helpline Center? The mission of The Helpline Center is to make lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day-every day.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts The Helpline Center is available at 1-800-273-8255 – anytime, day or night. The service is free and confidential.
This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Safe Life.” Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average every 11.9 minutes.
Pain has a significant effect on productivity and healthcare costs in the workplace, impacting absenteeism and presenteeism.
Health Management Partners’ Pain program is designed to promote recovery from chronic pain and prevent future chronic pain issues. A health coach can provide appropriate pain management strategies, personalized stretching plans, stress management and goal setting. For more information, contact us or call 1.800.434.9959.
The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) estimates that one in three Americans (approximately 100 million people) suffer from some type of chronic pain.