Healthy Behavior Change

Healthy Behavior Change

Active Design: A Prescription to Move

What is active design? The term refers to an approach to designing new facilities or improving existing buildings with the goal of boosting users’ physical activity levels.

Health and Well-Being: Broadening Terminology, Improving Total Health

A newly-published paper by researchers from Health Partners and Kaiser Permanente challenges the health policy community to broaden its perspective by focusing on “well-being” as the ultimate goal of health.

Investing in Active Communities

On September 21st, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy and the American College of Sports Medicine held “Investing in Active Communities,” the third tweet-chat

Designing Active Health Care Environments

On August 10th, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy and the American College of Sports Medicine held a tweet-chat as part of the Prescription to Move (#Rx2Move)...

Exactly As Prescribed: Kaiser Permanente Researchers Shed Light on Medication Adherence

For people living with chronic diseases, prescription medications can increase longevity and improve quality of life. Yet, in the United States, more than half of adults 40 and older with chronic conditions report at least one episode of non-adherence to their prescriptions.

The Stage as a Classroom: How Kaiser Permanente Uses Educational Theatre to Bring Health...

The students of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in San Leandro, California are in for a treat today: a troupe of actors has come to their school to perform. As the kids enter the multipurpose room, one actor shows off his hula hoop skills.

Kaiser Permanente Policy Stories, V3, No.5: Exercise is the New Vital Sign

Exercise is the New Vital Sign -- Valerie, a 68-year-old Kaiser Permanente patient, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She had very little energy and found that even...

EVS Blog Part VII: Final Thoughts on How to Reverse the Epidemic of Inactivity

Read Part I Read Part II Read Part III Read Part IV Read Part V  Read Part VI   This post is the seventh in a seven-part series that has explored...

EVS Blog Part VI: Does Exercise as a Vital Sign Have an Impact?

  Read Part I Read Part II Read Part III Read Part IV Read Part V Read Part VII This post is the sixth in a seven-part series that explores Exercise...

EVS Blog Part V: Advancing Exercise as a Vital Sign with Project Move

Read Part I Read Part II Read Part III Read Part IV Read Part VI  Read Part VII This post is the fifth in a seven-part series that explores Exercise...