Minnesotans taking action for healthier, longer lives (MN 10 by 10)

People with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia usually do not see their primary care physicians for annual health screenings.

  • • Regular screenings for early signs of heart disease and diabetes are very important. Heart disease and diabetes are among the leading causes of death among Americans.
  • • With regular screening, these diseases can often be prevented by lifestyle changes or can be detected early so treatment can control these health conditions.
  • Are you interested in learning more about health screenings?

    A two page form is available online that provides:

  • • A bit more information about leading a healthier and longer life,
  • • A list of preventive screenings your primary care physician should do annually,
  • • Space to fill in your results, so you can track your health results,
  • • And a list of people you may want to share your health results with, along with any instructions or treatment recommendations made by your primary care physician.
  • April 2012 Symposium Materials

    June 2011 Symposium Materials

    Other Resources

    10 x 10 Wellness Campaign Home for federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).

    Informational brochure for primary care providers that provides strategies for talking about wellness and connecting with patients' behavioral healthcare providers (SMA10-4566).(PDF)

    10 by 10 Wellness Campaign: Top Three Ways to Promote Wellness (PDF)

    Report on “Mental Disorders and Medical comorbidity” from Robert Wood Johnson by Druss and Walker –Literature Review and Analysis Feb 2011 (PDF)


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