Physical activity

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Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Needs 07/21/11

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) is a data collection tool and
planning resource for community members who want to improve the health of their community. This tool walks community team members through the assessment process and helps define and prioritize possible areas of improvement.

To use the CHANGE tool, an Action Guide is provided, which walks through the step-by-step process for completing the tool. In addition, this Action Guide provides resources...

A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity 07/05/11

Group medical visits for conditions caused or affected by poor fitness habits offer an opportunity to provide patients with accurate information on nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being. This guide provides physicians with detailed information about group visits and includes instructions, tips, and checklists to assist in preparing, conducting, and billing for group visits.

In addition, the guide includes samples of the following materials:

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SPARK Physical Education Lesson Plans 07/05/11

This Web site provides a collection of free, research-based physical education (PE) lesson plans for physical educators and classroom teachers. These lesson plans are based on research supported by the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and are designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes.

Sample lesson plans are available for:

  • Early childhood physical activity
  • Elementary physical education...
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Toolkit 06/21/11

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign is a partnership between the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The program provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies that improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.

The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities in other states:

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Let's Go! Toolkits & Promotional Items 06/21/11

Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.

The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:

  • School K-5
  • Middle school and high school
  • After school
  • Childcare
  • Workplace
  • Health care

The Web site also...

PreventObesity.net 06/21/11

This Web site, for community leaders and organizers, helps build on the movement to reverse childhood obesity. The Web site connects individuals working to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. It provides tools to help people organize more easily, more powerfully and with greater reach and awareness.

Free registration is required to gain full access to all of the tools and...

My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Adult Women 04/14/11

This booklet shows women who live in rural areas how simple changes in their eating habits and physical activity can make them feel better now and contribute to a healthier life.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating and physical activity
    • Examples of...
My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Young Women 04/14/11

This booklet shows young women living in rural areas how to build a healthy body, inside and out. It provides a self-assessment on their current eating habits and physical activity and offers facts and tools that can help them improve their health.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating...
Make School a Moving Experience: Tools & Resources 03/30/11

The mission of the Make School a Moving Experience initiative is to help school staff and afterschool care providers work toward the goal of incorporating 150 minutes of physical activity into the school week for elementary students.

This Web page provides many tools and resources that staff can use to implement the Make School a Moving Experience initiative at their school. Materials include:

  • Planning and monitoring tools
    • Physical activity action plan...
Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP) 03/25/11

The Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP) implementation guide is a tool for continuing care retirement community staff to implement the STEP program. The STEP program is an evidence-based exercise program focusing on walking and strength training for seniors. This guide provides the information, tools, curricular material, and other resources needed to successfully implement the STEP program in continuing care retirement communities.

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