Health Care Providers Action Guide

This Exercise is Medicine® Health Care Providers' Action Guide provides simple and effective tools to integrate physical activity into daily practice. By promoting the right “dosage” of physical activity, you are prescribing a highly effective “drug” to your patients for the prevention, treatment and management of more than 40 of the most common chronic health conditions.

EIM and SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment)

The guide outlines a six-step approach to work with health care providers and patients/clients to facilitate and manage medical referrals:

The following resources are provided as part of this Action Guide. Due to potential variations in the law from one state to another, these documents should be reviewed and approved by legal counsel before they are used by you/your organization. ACSM makes no warranties or representations regarding the documents provided in this guide, and you/your organization assume all risk associated with any use of these documents. 

Proceed to Step 1: Assess the Physical Activity Levels of Your Patients
Support for the Exercise is Medicine® Initiative is provided by:
Contact United States EIM Representative | 401 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3233 | 317-637-9200 © 2021 American College of Sports Medicine. All rights reserved worldwide. Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine.