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The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) provides free brochures and handouts for clinicans to give to their patients.

Managing Your Triglycerides and Other Lipids

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) recognize the need for clinicians to educate their patients in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of elevated blood lipid levels. In order to address "best practice" treatment guidelines, promote patient adherence to treatment recommendations, and provide accurate educational information, the AHA and NPHF have developed a patient brochure: . This special report is customized to provide easy-to-understand patient information about triglycerides and other lipids. It also includes information about nurse practitioner practice. Practices are able to customize this brochure by adding their contact information on the brochure. The brochure may be used in the exam room, or placed in the office waiting room as a complimentary handout.

The 8 page color brochure includes:

Brochures will be shipped FREE to requesting NPs. To preview a copy, see the PDF.

To order your supply of brochures, please download the order form, which is a fillable PDF. Please return to the NPHF by e-mail, fax, or post. The addresses and number are on the order form.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for new topics, please contact Elaine Bergman at the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation at 425-861-0911 or We welcome your suggestions!

Starting Insulin - a patient guide

A series of 10 handouts for patients starting insulin.

With the growing number of people affected by diabetes and moving from oral medication to insulin, the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, has developed a series of 10 patient handouts for patients starting insulin. These are free for clinicians and patients.

The series will be available in low literacy or easy to read (6th to 8th grade level) and very low literacy or very easy to read (3rd to 5th grade level), in both English and Spanish.

The easy to read version in English is now available.

  1. Using Insulin to Treat your Diabetes: What It Means for You
  2. About Insulin
  3. Insulin Syringes and Pens
  4. Injecting Insulin
  5. Needle Safety
  6. Managing Daily Doses of Insulin
  7. Measuring Your Blood Sugar
  8. Tracking Blood Sugar Results
  9. Diet & Exercise
  10. Travel Tips

If you have any questions please contact Fiona Shannon at

Developed by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and supported by Nipro Diagnostics, Inc through an educational grant.