Weight loss

Innovations

Trained Peers Educate and Support Veterans in Self-Management of Hypertension, Leading to Improved Blood Pressure and Weight Loss 09/17/14

Through the Posts Working for Veterans’ Health (more commonly known as POWER) Program, trained peers educate and support veterans in managing their blood pressure during regularly scheduled...

School System Renovates High School Track and Promotes Its Availability to the Community, Leading to Increased Use by Students and Residents 08/10/11

Yancey County Schools, a public school system in western North Carolina, renovated the athletic track at the county's only high school and promoted it to students and community residents as an...

Medicaid Plan Offers Diabetic Patients Access to Fitness Facilities and Coaching, Leading to Weight Loss and Improvements in Cholesterol and Blood Glucose 03/21/11

A partnership between a Medicaid managed care plan in Philadelphia and the city YMCA, the 12-week “Lose to Win” program provides plan members with type 2 diabetes with free access to YMCA...

Internet-Based Interactive Program Helps Time-Pressed, Geographically Constrained Military Personnel Control Weight 04/29/10

Overweight, active-duty Air Force personnel at three bases participated in an Internet-based behavioral therapy program designed to help them prevent future weight gain and potentially lose a...

Biweekly Counseling Helps Rural Women Maintain Weight Loss, With Telephone Contact Less Costly Than In-Person Sessions 02/05/09

In partnership with the University of Florida, local county offices of the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Service implemented the...

QualityTools

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 12/10/13

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and...

Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits 09/10/13

These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.

The following toolkits are available:

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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...

MOVE!® Weight Management Program 08/17/11

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.

This Web...

GRACE Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions 08/08/08

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.
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