Navigation Links
California Association of Health Plans & California Medical Association Foundation Team Up to Combat Obesity
Date:3/26/2008

Unique Partnership Develops First-Ever Toolkits to Address 'The

Fastest-Growing, Most Threatening Disease in America Today'

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As Californians get physically fit for their summer activities, the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) and the California Medical Association Foundation (CMA Foundation) has teamed up to encourage physicians to discuss healthier lifestyles with their patients by distributing the first-ever comprehensive toolkits to address overweight and obesity.

At a press conference at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, the two organizations unveiled the three toolkits they've developed to address obesity and overweight and to improve the care and outcomes for adults, children and adolescents and pre/post bariatric surgery patients.

This set of easy-to-use guides includes the first obesity toolkit ever produced for adults here in California and the first time that all three toolkits have been published together.

"As we get closer to summer, many Californians will look to fashion magazines or TV infomercials for the latest fad diets, rather than turning to their doctors who know best how to prevent and combat obesity," said Chris Ohman, CAHP president and CEO. "These kits will encourage and foster discussion between doctors and their patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight."

The toolkits will be distributed to physicians across the state so they can better assist their patients in weight management and obesity prevention. The toolkits will also be available to the public on the CAHP and CMA Foundation websites as well as participating health plans' websites.

According to the former United States Surgeon General, obesity is "the fastest-growing, most threatening disease in America today," and California is experiencing the fastest increase in adult obesity of any state in the nation. The direct and indirect cost of obesity i
'/>"/>

SOURCE California Association of Health Plans; California Medical
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. NCPA Statement on Californias Delay of E-Pedigree Implementation
2. Danny Calegari Appointed the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology
3. Blue Cross of California Introduces Pay-for-Performance Hospital Program
4. California Nursing Home, Homecare Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Preempt Forced Transfer
5. California Medicaid Establishes Coverage for Trofile(TM)
6. In Northern California Bald Women Get Their Heads Together
7. California Study Offers New Perspective on Relationship Between Staffing Ratios and Patient Safety
8. SEIU: Thousands of Ohio Nurses and Other Healthcare Employees Denied a Voice at Work After Vicious Union-Busting Campaign by the California Nurses Association
9. California Small Business Association Condemns California Nurses Associations Decision to Call Prolonged Strike at Hospitals Throughout Northern California
10. SEIU: Union-Busting by California Nurses Association
11. New Survey Shows Solutions to Improve Latinos Access to Health Care in California
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... Orange County, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with ... 2015. Dates and show times TBA. , Big Bud ... with information for growing, harvesting, and utilization of medical ... look at Big Bud Farms’ wide variety of products ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 21, 2014 Launched today on ... is an all-in-one senior care coordination tool designed to ... ones simple and intuitive for family members and caregivers ... centers). Now, the family caregiver or home health aide ... activities, health data, medical records, goals, schedules, and even ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 21, 2014 TruDenta, the creator ... headaches and other jaw-related symptoms, has reported a ... from chronic head pain, neck pain, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) ... year we have seen a 52% increase in the ... of over 300 doctors and their teams in 47 ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 CDT PLUS! 2015 ... It includes everything needed to process dental insurance claims. ... CDT , CDT 2015 codes are mandatory for reporting ... - December 31, 2014. Dental professionals must use HIPAA ... dental claims. There are significant changes in the CDT ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 21, 2014 TopConsumerReviews.com recently ... an industry leader in the relief of ... significant feelings of sadness and depression each year ... pharmaceutical choices. Often, prescription drugs can produce worse ... drugs are expensive and require regular follow-up visits ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Big Bud Farms to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. 2Health News:Comprehensive Senior Care Application Launched on Apple App Store 2Health News:National Rise In Patients Seeking Headache Relief 2Health News:PMIC Announces CDT PLUS! 2015, the Ultimate Coding Reference for Dentists and Oral Surgeons 2Health News:Depression Relief Product Receives Top 5-Star Rating from TopConsumerReviews.com 2
... New Delhi: The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has ... to provide free anti-retroviral treatment (ART). //The count of ... on the anvil. , ,These centers will support ... the services of exclusive doctors, counselors and laboratory technicians ...
... or get the consent of one or both parents before ... to a Florida State University law professor in Tallahassee, Fla. ... and Thomas Stratmann, professor of economics at George Mason University, ... of gonorrhea among teenage girls as a measure of risky ...
... reduce their risk of becoming obese children, even if ... a study led by a researcher at the University ... ,The findings contradict an earlier, smaller study that found ... diabetes had poor glucose tolerance, a precursor to diabetes, ...
... self-image as the “strong, silent type” and the stigma ... less likely than women to be referred to studies ... recognize and express symptoms of depression, according to clinicians ... UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. ...
... tennis elbow and a wait and watch approach may be ... Australian researchers tested this approach in one group of volunteers, ... ,A second group were given a local ... The final group received eight treatments of physiotherapy of 30 ...
... amphetamine abuse in the Asia-Pacific region has hit high levels ... problem threatening Asia that is this big is a problem ... Australia as is the security of Australia in terms of ... the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime told AFP. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Abortion Notification, Consent Laws Reduce Risky Teen Sex 2Health News:Breast-Feeding May Reduce Childhood Obesity 2Health News:Stereotypes Contribute to Older Men Seeking, Receiving Depression Care Less Frequently 2Health News:Stereotypes Contribute to Older Men Seeking, Receiving Depression Care Less Frequently 3Health News:Stereotypes Contribute to Older Men Seeking, Receiving Depression Care Less Frequently 4Health News:Steroids Ineffective In Tennis Elbow 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... SAN MARCOS, Texas , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... industrial hemp containing low THC, announces they are now ... is comparable to Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in ... symptoms from other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, ... waiting for US laws to pass, because imported CBD ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ... instruments and consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary ... veterinary and research markets in the United ... stock purchase agreement to acquire 100% of QCR & ... based distribution organization. The transaction closed on November ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MONTREAL , 21. November 2014 ... hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass ... – EMA) die Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizinprodukt ... Produktkandidat des Unternehmens zur Behandlung von ... eine seltene, stark beeinträchtigende genetische Krankheit, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 3
... Inc. (NYSE: LDR) announced today that its Board of ... share for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. The dividend will ... on March 9, 2012. About Landauer ... services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure and is ...
... BRUSSELS, Feb. 28, 2012 Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... global Innovation Starts Here initiative which supports Lilly,s commitment to ... the world. Two key components of this ... Innovation Fellowship Awards. Through both, Lilly scientists will collaborate with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lilly Introduces Global 'Innovation Starts Here' Initiative to Foster Innovation and Quality Science 2Lilly Introduces Global 'Innovation Starts Here' Initiative to Foster Innovation and Quality Science 3Lilly Introduces Global 'Innovation Starts Here' Initiative to Foster Innovation and Quality Science 4Lilly Introduces Global 'Innovation Starts Here' Initiative to Foster Innovation and Quality Science 5
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: