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Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices 4/23/2014
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 4/23/2014
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe. 
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.
Hospital Enhances Access to Healthy Food Through Onsite Pantry and Cooking Classes, Leading to Better Diet and Health for Low-Income Families 4/23/2014
A hospital-based food pantry and cooking classes enhance access to healthful food for low-income families, generating high levels of satisfaction and improvements in diet and health.
Managed Care Organization and Visiting Nurse Association Offer Standardized Education to Elderly Heart Failure Patients, Improving Self-Management and Reducing Readmissions 4/23/2014
Kaiser Permanente Colorado and the Visiting Nurse Association in Denver jointly offer intense, consistent education to elderly heart failure patients discharged from the hospital in need of home-based skilled nursing care, leading to improved knowledge and self-management skills and fewer readmissions.
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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.
The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 4/9/2014
This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke.
My Healthy Habits 3/26/2014
This free mobile app can help consumers start a new healthy habit, create a daily routine, and track their progress.
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.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.