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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.
Group Sessions and Automated Phone Counseling Help Overweight Children in Low-Income Families Improve Health-Related Behaviors, Quality of Life, and Body Mass Index 4/9/2014
Small-group discussions and automated, interactive phone calls over a 12-week period helped low-income parents promote healthier behaviors in their overweight children, leading to reductions in body mass index and improvements in health-related quality of life.
Attempt Weight Loss Center Aims to Help Rural, Obese Children Improve Mental and Physical Health by Integrating Medical, Psychosocial, and Nutrition Services 3/26/2014
The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.
Biweekly Counseling Helps Rural Women Maintain Weight Loss, With Telephone Contact Less Costly Than In-Person Sessions 3/12/2014
Biweekly counseling over a 1-year period helped rural women who completed a lifestyle intervention maintain their weight loss, with telephone-based counseling being less expensive and time-consuming than face-to-face group sessions.
Community Coalition Connects Medical Practices to Community Resources, Leading to Improved Asthma and Diabetes Outcomes in At-Risk Populations 3/12/2014
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
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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 09, 2014.