Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Culturally Tailored Chronic Disease Education Program Improves African American Patients' Self-Management Behaviors, Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Control, and Quality of Life
A nine-session, culturally tailored program to educate minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate disease management improves self-care behaviors, leading to improved blood pressure and blood glucose control and better quality of life.
Separate Teen and Parent Group Classes Combined With Pediatrician Support Reduce Body Mass Index and Improve Self-Image of Overweight Girls
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.
Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index
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.
Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Help Primary Care Providers Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
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Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices
The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit provides obesity management tools and materials based on experiences of practices in rural Oregon.
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.