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Exercise and Nutrition Program Helps Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Develop Healthier Lifestyles, Improve Fitness and Mental Well-Being 4/23/2014
A motivational health promotion and physical fitness program for adults with serious mental illnesses produced meaningful improvements in physical fitness and mental well-being.
Policy Statewide Initiative Combines Policy, Practice-Based Changes, and Social Marketing To Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Help Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity 4/23/2014
A statewide initiative combining policy and practice change—supported by tools, technical assistance, and social marketing—has led to favorable behavior changes that have helped to halt the increase in overweight and obesity among Delaware children and youth.
Policy Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Primary Care Providers To Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 4/23/2014
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
Attempt Weight Loss Center Aims to Help Rural, Obese Children Improve Mental and Physical Health by Integrating Medical, Psychosocial, and Nutrition Services 4/23/2014
The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status 4/9/2014
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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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.
BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families 1/15/2014
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.
Worksite Wellness Toolkit 12/18/2013
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.
A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity 11/6/2013
This guide provides physicians with detailed information and instructions for conducting group medical visits for patients with chronic conditions affected by overweight and obesity.
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits 11/6/2013
These toolkits, designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness. 

Last updated: April 23, 2014.