Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life
A nine-session, culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate disease management improves self-care behaviors, leading to improved blood pressure and blood glucose control and better quality of life.
Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss
Trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled monthly meetings at Veterans Service Organizations posts, leading to lower blood pressure, weight loss, and other improvements.
Separate Teen and Parent Group Classes Combined With Pediatrician Support Reduce Body Mass Index and Improve Self-Image of Overweight Girls
In combination with training and support for pediatric providers, a large health maintenance organization offered separate parent and teen group meetings in primary care clinics to promote behavior changes in overweight and obese teenage girls, leading to improvements in eating habits, body mass index, and psychosocial outcomes.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
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SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health.
The SuperTracker helps consumers get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, track their foods and physical activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help them make healthier choices and plan ahead.
Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs
This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.
The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke.
BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families
This toolkit, for parents and caregivers of adolescents, provides hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.
Healthy Weight Menu Planner
The interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day's calorie allowance.