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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.
Exercise and Nutrition Program Helps Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Develop Healthier Lifestyles, Improve Fitness and Mental Well-Being 8/13/2014
A motivational health promotion and physical fitness program for adults with serious mental illnesses produced meaningful improvements in physical fitness and mental well-being.
Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 8/13/2014
A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index 8/13/2014
A weekly, hospital-based community program led by nurses that educates children about healthy lifestyle choices related to nutrition and physical activity has led to reductions in body mass index and waist circumference and to increases in physical activity.
Policy State Medicaid Program Reimburses for Physical Health and Wellness Services Provided by Mental Health Peers, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Outcomes 8/13/2014
The Georgia Medicaid program expanded the definition of reimbursable services provided by mental health peer specialists to include physical health and wellness services, resulting in the training and certification of 175 such specialists to provide these services and in anecdotal reports of improved physical health outcomes among clients who receive the services.
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Read the Food Label 8/27/2014
This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.
SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health. 8/27/2014
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.
Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators 8/13/2014
This toolkit for educators provides more information about Clever Crazes for Kids (CCK), instructions on how to register their school and students, and several promotional fliers to encourage participation in the program.
Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . . 6/18/2014
This booklet can help parents and caregivers learn more about milk and calcium so they can help their children and teenagers grow into strong, healthy adults.
Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs 4/9/2014
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.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.