The Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative is working with health care providers and hospitals to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and overall good health. This page contains resources to help healthcare providers and hospitals create healthy hospitals and communities.  

Clinical Practices

AAP – Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Information and best practices for health care providers, families, and communities on addressing childhood obesity.

Eat Smart Move More, North Carolina - Pediatric Clinical Obesity Tools
Provides tools for use in clinical practice.

Exercise is Medicine
Exercise is Medicine is a task force of health professionals working to make physical activity and exercise a standard component of disease prevention and medical treatment.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services - The Community Guide
Provides recommendations and findings for obesity prevention and control - provider-oriented interventions.

For more resources on breastfeeding best practices and the Baby-Friendly hospital initiative, click here.

Hospital Environment

CDC's Healthy Hospital Practice to Practice Series (P2P)
This P2P Series presents case studies of hospitals improving their environments to better support the health of their employees and embody the mission of their organization.

Strategic Alliance (ENACT) Health Care Strategies
ENACT is a menu of strategies designed to help improve nutrition and activity environments on a local level.  This page links to strategies for the health care environment.

For more resources on creating a healthy work environment, click here.


Community Benefit and Outreach

Healthcare Without Harm - Health Food Systems
Provides Resources to help health care providers give their patients practical advice on healthier food choices that promote individual, public, and environmental health.