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.
Biweekly Counseling Helps Rural Women Maintain Weight Loss, With Telephone Contact Less Costly Than In-Person Sessions
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 Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status
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.
Medicaid Plan Offers Diabetic Patients Access to Fitness Facilities and Coaching, Leading to Weight Loss and Improvements in Cholesterol and Blood Glucose
Medicaid managed care enrollees with type 2 diabetes receive free access to YMCA facilities and have regular meetings with nurses, dietitians, and personal trainers that focus on diet, exercise, and other aspects of disease self-management, leading to weight loss and improvements in body mass index, cholesterol, and blood glucose control.
Puppetry Theater Production Leads to Desirable Attitudes and Better Decisions Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Elementary School Students
MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that tours elementary schools across Florida to educate students on making positive choices about nutrition and physical activity.
AMA Weigh What Matters
This smartphone application (app) encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical activity.
Tips for Teens With Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight
This fact sheet provides information to help teens with diabetes maintain a healthy weight.
MOVE!® Weight Management Program
MOVE!® is a national weight management program designed by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.
GRACE Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions
The GRACE (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders) Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions guide health care providers as they develop and implement individualized care plans for low-income seniors to improve quality of care.
Tips to Weight Loss Success
This tool offers patients simple tips and suggestions on creating a successful weight loss plan.