267310 BodyWorks: A promotional video for a healthy lifestyle program for families from the HHS Office on Women's Health

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 4:51 PM - 4:54 PM

Amanda Marr, MS , on behalf of the Office on Women's Health, Hager Sharp, Inc, Washington, DC
R. Ann Abercrombie, MLS , Office on Women's Health, HHS, Washington, DC
BodyWorks is a community-based healthy lifestyle program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity behaviors. Developed and managed by the HHS Office on Women's Health, the multi-session program is moderated by trained facilitators and focuses on parents and caregivers as role models and important agents of change for their children. BodyWorks provides parents and caregivers with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to help the whole family maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity. The program supports a train-the-trainer model. Once trained, a trainer can in turn train others. This key element allows for the program to be self-sustaining at the community level. Communities can create a corps of trainers, ready to recruit and implement the program at any time. The vast network of more than 4,000 BodyWorks trainers spans all 50 states and several American territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam. Trainers are well-connected in their communities and come from a variety of backgrounds and organizations, including: registered dieticians, pediatricians and other doctors, public health educators, school nurses, physical education and other teachers, community leaders, local government and health departments, health insurance companies, hospitals and more. The BodyWorks team is pleased to offer a new tool a promotional video that trainers can use to promote and explain BodyWorks in your communities. Trainers can show this video during the first program session to motivate participants, send it to potential BodyWorks families, share it with community leaders or potential trainers, and post or link to it on websites or social media pages.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the BodyWorks program model. 2) List three topics BodyWorks participants learn about.

Keywords: Family Involvement, Obesity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I worked on this video and have been working on BodyWorks (and at the Office on Women's Health) since the program's inception in 2006.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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