Parents of overweight children completed a workbook, attended two discussion groups, and received up to 10 recorded, interactive phone messages promoting a healthy diet and physical activity, leading to a marked reduction in their children's body mass index.
A worksite intervention consisting of personal and team goal-setting and other employer support significantly increased levels of physical activity.
A hospital protocol that encourages early mobility by respiratory intensive care unit patients reduced length of stay, both in the intensive care unit and overall.
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.
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.
Just Walk!, a free, informal walking program, encourages people to increase their physical activity by attending Saturday morning walks with local physicians and other health care professionals.
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.
The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.
Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.
The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.