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    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
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    Austin , TX 78756

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Cardiovascular Health and Wellness -Wellness Programs

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Wellness Programs

The Cardiovascular Health and Wellness Program offers a variety of programs and materials which can be used in a worksite or community setting to engage employees or community members in fun and supportive activities that lead to healthier lifestyles.

The wellness programs listed below promote physical activity and nutrition, while community planning models can assist in the assessment, planning, prioritizing, implementation and evaluation of chronic disease health promotion programs.

The titles below are available as PDF files. It is recommended that you download each file to your computer for easy access. All downloaded materials may be copied and distributed as needed.

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PDF file Five A Day - Five A Week - 4 week program to encourage eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day and being physically active at least five days a week. Download
Cover (105 kb)
Contents(745 kb)

PDF file Lighten Up Texas - an eight week team competition program to encourage safe weight loss through good nutrition and physical activity. Download
Cover (1 mb)
Contents (214 kb)

PDF file Maintain No Gain - an eight week program to promote maintenance of weight during the holiday season.

Download
Cover (104 kb)
Contents (269 kb)


PDF file Skyscraper Climb - a self paced program that encourages the use of stairs as a form of physical activity. Download
Cover (581 kb)
Contents (2.7 mb)

PDF file Weather or Not - concept linking health departments or organizations committed to promoting physical activity with local media - television, newspapers, or radio - to incorporate a weather-appropriate physical activity suggestion into each daily forecast. Download
Cover and contents
(73 kb)


Community Planning Models

PDF file How To Build A Walking Trail - guideline on developing a walking trail in a community setting. Download
Cover (123 kb)
Contents (241 kb)

PDF file Community Wellness Index - Self assessment and planning guide that will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of your community’s wellness and health promotion policies and programs, and help you develop an action plan to implement a community wellness program or improve an existing program. Download
Cover (1.7 mb)
Contents (113 kb)

PDF file Worksite Wellness Index - Self assessment and planning guide that will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of your worksite’s wellness and health promotion policies and programs, and help you develop an action plan to implement a worksite wellness program or improve an existing program.

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Cover (868 kb)
Contents
(177 kb)

Revised 11/18/04


PDF file State Agency Employee Wellness Assistance and Wellness Plan Writing Guide - Booklet that provides the enabling legislation, a model employee assistance and wellness plan, and samples of essential materials necessary for state agencies to develop an effective wellness program. Download
Cover (32 kb)
Contents (2.5 mb)

Last Updated August 12, 2008

Last updated June 15, 2011