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Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Primary Care Providers To Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 02/28/13

Nemours, a children's health system, spearheaded a multisector, collaborative, statewide initiative to halt and ultimately reverse the growing prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in...

Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Help Primary Care Providers Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 07/04/11

Let's Go! is a multilevel, multisector initiative in Maine that promotes physical activity and healthy eating in an effort to increase the proportion of children at a healthy weight. The program,...

Multidisciplinary, Clinic-Based Teams Support Obese Children in Changing Behaviors, Leading to Increased Physical Activity, Improved Diet, and Weight Loss 03/09/11

The Healthy Weight Initiative operates specialized clinics serving obese children at eight community health centers in Massachusetts. At each clinic, a multidisciplinary team consisting of a...

Provider Training on Adolescent Weight Management Promotes Body Mass Index Documentation and Referrals to Health/Fitness Classes, But at Rates Below Health System Goals 09/22/10

The Santa Clara Family Health Plan provides comprehensive health care benefits to a diverse population of low-income families. The plan developed a quality improvement project to encourage health...

Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services 06/18/09

Pediatric practices throughout Maine have adopted the Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative's framework and tools, with most adapting the program to the unique features of their practice. The...

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Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 09/17/14

The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit was developed to help primary care practices manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts informed by the real-world experience of six practices in...

AMA Weigh What Matters 06/07/12

This smartphone application (app), part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Healthier Life Steps ™ initiative, encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical...

Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) 12/17/07

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.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator allows you to enter your weight and height using...

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