June is for Men
The summer is a time to go outside and play, whether boating, softball, golf, or any other physical activity. It’s also a great time to talk to your patients about the numerous ways to keep on top of their health. This month’s message is devoted to men.
The CDC has a section on their website dedicated to Men's Health. It provides many ideas for how men can improve their health. We’re reminded that health starts at home, and families can work together to live healthier lives.
There are many things that men can do to improve their health, and here are a few important reminders:
- Make an appointment for a physical and follow through on getting check-ups
- Quit smoking/Avoid second-hand smoke
- 30 minutes of physical activity, several times per week
- Increase daily consumption of fruits and vegetables
- Vaccinations when necessary
- Keep track of blood pressure readings, blood sugar, cholesterol, etc., and make an effort to get, and keep the numbers in an appropriate, healthy range
MQIC Adult Preventive Services guidelines list several important screening recommendations for men and women. Other relevant MQIC guideline topics are diabetes, hypertension, depression, hypercholesterolemia and substance use disorders.
Please access the following updated guidelines and guideline update alerts below:
Diagnosis and Management of Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease
• Guideline Update Alert - Kidney Disease
Routine Preventive Services for Infants and Children (Birth to 24 months)
• Guideline Update Alert – PS Infants and Children
Routine Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents (Ages 2-21)
• Guideline Update Alert - PS Children and Adolescents
Adult Preventive Services (Ages 18-49)
• Guideline Update Alert – PS Adult 18-49
Adult Preventive Services (Ages 50-65+)
• Guideline Update Alert – PS Adult 50-65
MQIC guidelines assist by providing evidence-based recommendations in order for you to be able to focus on your patients. To help your patients increase their knowledge and commitment in their overall health, pass along MQIC guidelines and refer them to the website at www.mqic.org.
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About Our Committee
The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium will establish and implement a core set of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures with a focus on improvement for effecting positive health outcomes.
Medical Directors' Committee
- Develop common evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
- Provide direction and final decisions for MQIC
- Establish common definitions of populations among all health plans
- Establish common measurement protocols consistent with MQIC guidelines
- Report and trend community-based performance results for key measures related to MQIC clinical practice guidelines, providing data for benchmarking and improvement
- Research and provide tools and educational materials as supplemental resources for physicians and their staff that support implementation of the MQIC clinical practice guidelines
- Coordinate health plan and physician activities that complement MQIC quality improvement efforts
- Coordinate MQIC communications
The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium will establish and implement a core set of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. The interventions designed and implemented by each plan to improve consistent delivery of services will be at the discretion of individual plans, but guidelines, performance goals, measurement methodology, and performance reporting will be standardized.
MQIC membership is diverse and includes physicians, health plan administrators, researchers, quality improvement experts, and specialty societies. The consortium recognizes the need to collaborate with other entities and experts to successfully achieve the consortium's vision.
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