Cross-posted from Kaiser Permanente Total Health Partnerships Listserv

Physical activity, healthy eating and managing stress are all important factors to achieve total health. However, consider this alarming statistic: only about half of Americans meet the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity. To help get people moving, health care providers must become better health champions.…

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has been working with the Association for State and Local Health Officials (ASTHO) to educate and mobilize state health leadership to integrate the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the PAG Midcourse Report throughout the state health agencies.  This partnership has resulted in four webinars, a collection of case studies, and an issue brief describing state stories.…

Ready to teach the Eat Healthy * Be Active Community Workshops in your own community? Join us for a one-hour Webinar to learn how you can best implement the workshop series.

Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register now!

The Webinar will provide:

Tips on how you can use the workshops to motivate individuals in your community to eat healthier and engage in regular physical activity Firsthand experiences from one pilot site instructor who shares ways she made the workshop a success in her community Ideas for planning a successful workshop series, improving attendance, and boosting group participation


For more information and to download the workshops visit

Every month in 2012, the US Department of Health and Human Services is focusing on high-priority health issues, and actions that can be taken to address them. The monthly series, entitled Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?, highlights a success story from an organization that has made significant progress toward addressing the featured health topic.…