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Many heart attacks and strokes can be prevented. Talk to your nurse or doctor about your risk for heart attack and stroke. Ask about the ABCs: aspirin, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Bring all your medications to every appointment. And, be sure you understand what your nurse or doctor says.

1. Come together

Bring together any group of people who might benefit from participating in a conversation about maintaining health and enjoying a healthy life. Review How to Host Enjoy a Healthy Life! Conversations for helpful ideas.

2. Have a conversation

Use this two-page document to get people talking. It covers what you need to know, why knowing matters, and how to take action.

After an Enjoy a Healthy Life! conversation, one facilitator decided to ask her doctor if she could switch medications because of the side effects she was experiencing.

See your nurse or doctor conversation topic

Helpful pictures

Use these pictures to help explain health problems listed in the conversation documents.

Doctor and patient figuresDoctor and patient

Doctor and patient and friend figuresDoctor and patient and friend

Doctor and patient figures with questionsDoctor and patient with questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Recognition

Who doesn't like to be recognized or to receive an award? Recognize participants by giving them a sticker/merit badge, wallet card or certificate. How to Host Enjoy a Healthy Life! has helpful ideas for how to use them.

I see my nurse or doctor stickersSticker label sheet

I see my nurse or doctor wallet cardsWallet card sheet

Healthy Life certificateCertificate

 

 

 

 

 

 


Social media recognition badges are available too. Award people by sending them a merit badge through email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media.

4. Pass it on

Keep the conversation going by encouraging people in your group to talk to others about what they've discussed. Share the health e-messages so they can choose messages to share with family and friends.

Download all materials for this conversation topic.