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.
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.
Statewide Campaign Provides Education and Technical Support to City Officials, Leading to Policies That Promote Healthy Behaviors
A statewide campaign provides education and technical support to city officials throughout California, leading many cities to pass policies and resolutions that promote changes in the physical environment that help residents to adopt healthy behaviors.
Statewide Collaborative Combines Social Marketing and Sector-Specific Support to Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity
A statewide collaborative supports schools, after-school programs, primary care practices, child care centers, work sites, and communities in promoting increased physical activity and healthy eating in Maine youth, leading to favorable behavior changes and a halt in the increase in childhood overweight/obesity.
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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.
Health Risk Assessments
These free assessments, for consumers, present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them.
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation
This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity.