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Wellness Tools

GOBHI wants you to be in charge of your health. Some of the tools below can provide information about healthy habits that you have and some things that are you doing that are not so healthy. The tools below can provide a variety of information that can help you stay on track with your wellness goals.

To learn more about your current health and some ways to improve it click on the links below.

*Important: These tools are not intended to replace treatment from a health care provider. If you are concerned about any aspect of your health, please talk to a health care provider.

GOBHI is dedicated to the health and wellness of our members. These screening tools are voluntary and designed to help you, our valued member, to discover if you may have a need for behavioral health help.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems. Both a clinician-administered version (page 1) and a self-report version of the AUDIT (page 2) are provided.

Download the AUDIT screening tool:

English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Why focus on unhealthy alcohol use?

Unhealthy alcohol use is a common and serious issue, ranging from risky drinking to alcohol dependence. About 30% of the U.S. population misuses alcohol, and 21% of adults report engaging in risky or hazardous drinking. Alcohol misuse accounts for 1 out of 10 deaths in the United States
Intent: Alcohol misuse is a leading cause of illness, lost productivity and preventable death in the U.S. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has a grade B recommendation that “clinicians should screen adults aged 18 and older for alcohol misuse and provide persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol misuse.” This measure seeks to assure appropriate screening.

If you have questions or concerns regarding alcohol use please contact your provider.
Counseling or Other Follow-up Care includes
An encounter lasting more than 5 minutes, which must include at least one of the following:

  • Feedback on alcohol use and harms
  • Identification on high risk situations for drinking and coping strategies
  • Increase the motivation to reduce drinking
  • Development of a personal plan to reduce drinking
  • Documentation of receiving misuse treatment

One of the most important developments in pediatrics in the past two decades has been the emergence of a new chronic disease: obesity in childhood and adolescence. The rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity among children is one of the most challenging dilemmas currently facing pediatricians. In addition to the growing prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents, overweight children at risk of becoming obese are also of great concern.

Measure Description:

Percentage of patients 3-17 years of age who had an outpatient visit with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and who had evidence of the following during the measurement period. Three rates are reported.

  • Percentage of patients with height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) percentile documentation
  • Percentage of patients with counseling for nutrition
  • Percentage of patients with counseling for physical activity
Initial Patient Population:

Patients 3-17 years of age with at least one outpatient visit with a primary care physician (PCP) or an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) during the measurement period

Improvement Notation:

Higher score indicates better quality

Screening:

The visit must be performed by a PCP or OB/GYN.

Because BMI norms for youth vary with age and sex, this measure evaluates whether BMI percentile is assessed rather than an absolute BMI value.

Personal Health Record

Another way to take charge of your health is by creating your own personal health record. You can have all your health information in one location. Some examples of what you might include in your PHR:

  • Names and contact information for your health care providers
  • The current medications and dosages that you are taking
  • Allergies
  • Test results

If you are interested in creating a free personal health record, please click here. Please be aware that GOBHI is not affiliated with Healthspek. GOBHI does not share any information with Healthspek, and any information you share with Healthspek will not be shared with GOBHI.  GOBHI makes no representations or warranties about the privacy or security of the information you provide to Healthspek.

Prescription Refill Reminders

If you are interested in signing up for free prescription refill reminder, please click the link to your pharmacy.

Clinical Practice Guidelines are used by members and providers to help make appropriate health care decisions. The guideline provides best-practice information about a condition and can be used to have a conversation with your healthcare provider. Click on the link below to read the clinical practice guideline for a specific condition.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

American Academy of Pediatrics or American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Data: Rate of Rx for psychostimulants, follow-up visit rates from HEDIS ADHD measure & HEDIS ADHD measures based on medication.

Depression

American Psychiatric Association

Data: PHQ-9 completion rates for patients in treatment, HEDIS antidepressant medication management rates.

Schizophrenia

American Psychiatric Association

Data: HbA1c screening rates, Encounters with psycho-social programs