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Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, hypnosis, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain that weight.

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Healthy York County CoalitionThe Healthy York County Coalition is an ongoing collaborative effort to improve the health and wellness of the York County community. This effort is guided by: • A broad definition of health that considers the root-cause of problems, not just the absence of disease; • Analysis of population health through a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment conducted every three years; • Development of community problem solving capacity that involves diverse participation; • Strategies that use both long-term systems level change and short-term high impact projects; • Focus on prevention strategies to guide residents in healthy choices, decreasing the likelihood of some diseases and improving medical outcomes for chronic conditions; • Depression Awareness Website: www.Feeling-Blue.com Offers information and resources for people suffering from mild depression or depressive symptoms. • Evaluation of outcomes. Current Coalition Focus Areas: Access to Health Care Adult Overweight / Obesity Depression End of Life Planning Health Literacy Oral Health Prenatal Care Smoking & Tobacco Use Community Health Needs Assessment: Every three years the Coalition conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment to track trends and determine priorities for the next three years. The last assessment, completed in 2012, is a public document available to individuals and organizations seeking to improve local health services and programs. On-line link: http://www.healthyyork.org/pdf/Healthy_York_Healthy_Adams_CHNA_Summary_and_Appendices_June_11_2012.pdf YorkHealthy York County CoalitionHealthy York County Coalition
KidshapePinnacleHealth is proud to host Eat Smart/Play Smart (formerly known as Kidshape), an eight-week, fun-filled program that helps overweight children-ages 6-14-become healthy. If a child's Body Mass Index (BMI) falls within the obese category, he or she qualifies for this FREE program. KidShape employs only degree, certified instructors in nutrition, mental health and physical education using interactive games, cooking demonstrations and minimal discussion to uncover habits, choices and learn how to make better ones in order to lead a healthy, productive life.DauphinHarrisburg HospitalCommunity Health Education
Medical ServicesStaffed with medical professionals and a physician on our board. Health monitoring includes taking regular measurements of weight and blood pressure.YorkGolden Visions Senior Community Center and Adult Day ServicesGolden Visions Senior Community Center and Adult Day Services
Penn State Cooperative Extension & Outreach - BerksAgriculture: dairy, poultry, livestock, horticulture, farm safety, agronomy, ag economic development - West Nile Virus Program - Master Gardening Program - Family Living: Strong Women, strength training program - Better Kid Care: A training and resource program for childcare providers. DPW training credits are earned through this program. Fee $5-10. - Nutrition: food irradiation, foods and nutrition, home canning and freezing, food safety information, food safety training for volunteer groups. - Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP): for low-income families - SuperCupboard Nutrition Program. - My New Weight of Life: an 11 week weight management program designed to re-educate participants on their eating habits for permanent weight loss. - 4-H and Youth Development Eligibility: Members, from 8 to 18 years before January 1; Leaders, adult volunteers interested in sharing time and talents with youth - Special Programs: Therapeutic Riding Seeing Eye Dog Project Areas: - Animal sciences: livestock, horse, small animals, poultry - Consumer and Family Sciences: textile science, food and nutrition, intergenerational, family living, consumer and financial issues - Science and Technology: engineering sciences - Environmental and Earth Sciences: forest/natural resources, plant sciences, entomology - International and Diversity - Communication and Expressive Arts: theater arts - Leisure Education: health, shooting sports - Leadership and Personal Development: youth/adult - CitizenshipBerksPenn State Cooperative Extension & Outreach - BerksPenn State Cooperative Extension - Berks

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