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.…


April is Youth Sports Safety Month. To raise awareness about sports injuries among young athletes across the country, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the STOP Sports Injuries campaign are looking at an evolving trend to increase outreach – social media. The campaign has had a Facebook and Twitter page since its inception, but campaign coordinators are now trying some different avenues.…

This week, we would like to spread the word about a couple of events that may be of interest to our readers:

CDC Webinar: Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors “Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods” Slides are now available from this webinar.

This six-part webinar will provide: – An overview of physical activity as a multidimensional health behavior – An in-depth review of methods to measure active and sedentary behaviors by self-report – An exploration of important issues when assessing physical activity in diverse populations

National Physical Activity Plan

“Reducing Liability Concerns and Getting Kids Active through Safe Routes to School (SRTS)”

August 11, 2010 1pm EST

Registration is free.…

This week, we present abstracts on two studies published this month, and announce a webinar that may be of interest to our readers:

School Wellness Policy Leadership: Improving physical activity and physical education from state policy to school practices  (Source:  National Association of State Boards of Education).  A free webinar this Thursday (4/15), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and hosted by NASBE.…