Recreation "Prescriptions" Increase Use of Free Community Exercise Programs by Low-Income Patients Who Are Overweight or Obese
Physicians working in underserved areas use preprinted "prescription pads" to increase use of free community recreational activities and resources by overweight and obese patients, with the goal of helping them achieve a more healthy weight.
Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Schools To Promote Behavior Change in Students, Leading to Better Physical Fitness
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in schools and school districts, leading to increased efforts to promote healthier behaviors and to improvements in physical fitness among students.
Comprehensive School-Based Program Increases Positive Health Behaviors and Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Among Mexican-American and Other At-Risk Youth
The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.
Inpatient Education and Counseling and Postdischarge Followup Lead to Improved Health for Patients With Diabetes and/or Obesity
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Transitions in Care program bridges the gap between hospital discharge and outpatient followup care for patients who are obese and/or have diabetes, leading to improvements in physical health status.
Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services
Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.
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A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity
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
These toolkits, designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
This tool allows you to calculate your body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.
Pediatric Documentation Templates
These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions.
Health Risk Assessments
These free assessments, for consumers, present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them.