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Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
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 9/10/2014
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.
Multistakeholder, Community-Wide Collaborative Prevents Disease and Promotes Health 8/27/2014
A multistakeholder, community-wide collaborative offers employer-based health and productivity management programs, along with targeted, community-focused chronic disease prevention programs.
Separate Teen and Parent Group Classes Combined With Pediatrician Support Reduce Body Mass Index and Improve Self-Image of Overweight Girls 8/27/2014
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 Health Workers Embedded in Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Teams Enhance Access to Primary Care and Improve Health Outcomes for Low-Income Patients 8/27/2014
Community health workers embedded in clinical teams in medical offices and hospitals support low-income patients in setting and achieving health-related goals and accessing needed medical and community-based services, leading to better communication and access to postdischarge primary care, increased patient activation, fewer readmissions and depression-related symptoms, and positive feedback from patients.
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Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 9/10/2014
The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit provides obesity management tools and materials based on experiences of practices in rural Oregon.
How to Use "I Statements" in Clinical Practice 8/13/2014
In these short videos, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force members talk about "I statements" and how clinicians can apply them in practice when evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for or against the provision of a preventive service.
Community Connections: Linking Primary Care Patients to Local Resources for Better Management of Obesity 5/7/2014
This toolkit is intended to help primary care practices link to community resources for improving the care of patients struggling with obesity.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools 5/7/2014
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 3/12/2014
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.

Last updated: September 10, 2014.