Resources for living well
This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting. It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.
American Medical Association (AMA)
These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center
This interactive learning program helps you plan a healthful diet using nutrition labels while managing calorie intake.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues. CME credits available.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This three-booklet package helps you assess your risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Use the activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help track your progress. En español
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
The Virtual Lifestyle Management program (VLM) is an online version of the Diabetes Prevention Program. It is designed to help you lose weight and become more active by incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine. It provides tools to set goals and track and manage progress. You will also receive guidance and coaching from an experienced health care professional.
This online weight management program combines proven scientific research with online technology. It is ideal for motivated individuals, as well as motivated employers and their teams, who wish to reduce weight, improve health, and build a culture of personal well-being at home and at the workplace.
This bilingual Spanish and English booklet provides helpful steps for Hispanics/Latinos to reduce your risk of a heart attack by making healthy lifestyle changes and watching your weight. En español
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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