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ACP offers free DVDs and guidebooks designed to help educate you on a variety of conditions, including COPD, gout, diabetes, and HIV.

Each topic is covered extensively in a DVD and and several of the DVDs also come with a guidebook with information from physicians about the causes, risk factors, and treatment options of each disease.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease Visit 1: Assessing Cognition and Recommending Follow-up
Alzheimer's Disease Visit 2: Disclosing an Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Peer-to-Peer Discussion of Important Aspects of Assessing Cognition and Disclosing Alzheimer's Disease during Primary Care Visits

This three-program series was developed to help physicians assess for possible cognitive impairment and disclose an Alzheimer's disease diagnoses. Order here


How to Use a Powder Inhaler (Disc Style)
How to Use a Powder Inhaler (Egg Style)
How to Use an Inhaler without a Spacer
How to Use an Inhaler with a Spacer

This four-part DVD shows step-by-step instructions for using a egg-style powder inhaler, a disc-style powder inhaler, an inhaler without a spacer, and an inhaler with a spacer. Order here


PreDiabetes: An Overview
PreDiabetes and Proper Diet
PreDiabetes: Increasing Activity

This series of videos provides an overview of prediabetes, a common condition usually seen in patients who are overweight or obese. Order here

Heart Health

Acute Coronary Syndrome DVD: Preparing for Your First Doctor's Visit After Hospital Discharge and Medications After a Heart Attack

Two patient videos geared to empower patients to actively engage in their care are available to healthcare providers and patients. Topics include medications given after an initial cardiac event and preparing for a patient's first doctor's visit following discharge from the hospital after a heart attack. Order here

Other Topics

Managing Your High Cholesterol: A Guide for Patients and Families

Having high cholesterol levels can be frustrating. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or exercising, are important parts of lowering cholesterol, but for some people, medicine may also be needed. The good news: many medicines are available, so talk to your doctor about what might be the best way for you to lower your cholesterol. This program can help you improve your cholesterol health by understanding what causes high cholesterol levels, learning ways to lower high cholesterol, and talking with your doctor to get the care you need. Order here.


COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult, it cannot be cured. But there are many things you can do to improve your quality of life. With the right treatments and key lifestyle changes, you can live better with COPD. This booklet explains COPD and how you and your health care provider can work together to manage it well. You will learn what causes COPD, how COPD can be treated and ways to remain active with COPD. Order here


Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden severe pain, swelling and tenderness. Left untreated, gout attacks can become more frequent and severe. Approximately 8 million people in the United States cope with gout, but it is still often not recognized or treated. This booklet and DVD program will explain the basics of gout and how it can be successfully managed. You'll learn: What causes gout, how to relieve gout pain and ways to reduce the risk of future gout attacks. Order here

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: A Guide for Patients

The pancreas is one of those body parts you never think about -- until something goes wrong with it! The pancreas has many jobs, one of which is to make substances called enzymes. Enzymes allow you to digest the food you eat so that it can be used to nourish your body. If the pancreas is diseased or damaged, it may not make enough of these important enzymes. This condition is called exocrine pancreatic insufficiency or EPI for short. Today, people with EPI can manage the condition, which can reduce their symptoms. You can work with your HCP to find a treatment that is right for you. This booklet and DVD will help you learn more about signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and management of EPI. Order here

Relief in Sight: Coping with Long-Lasting Pain

Chronic pain can be frustrating and exhausting. It can become the focus of your life, affecting work, play, and relationships. The good news: Most chronic pain conditions can be managed with one of the many types of therapies available today. This DVD and booklet will help you learn about options for pain management and, along with your doctor, find treatments that work. Sometimes it can take time to find the right combination of treatments to relieve pain. But stick with it. Working closely with a health care team is your best chance for managing your pain. Order here

Simple HIV Facts

It is important to remember that HIV can affect anyone. The Simple HIV Facts DVD will explain the basics of HIV, how you can get tested and most importantly, how to prevent being infected. Becoming educated with simple HIV facts is an important step toward protecting yourself and those you love from this serious virus. Order here

Excess Weight and Your Health

With the partnership of the Obesity Action Coalition, this booklet and DVD program was designed to educate people on why some people gain excess weight, the risks of having excess weight and what you can do about it. In this DVD and program, you will learn nutrition and fitness tips that will show you how to make better food choices and build more physical activity into your life. You will also learn about medicines and surgical techniques that may be options for those with significant excess weight. Order here

Patient Education Videos

View ACP videos on a range of topics including asthma, diabetes, weight loss options and much more.


Downloadable patient tip sheets with important information developed to help you manage your health.