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CDPHP Takes Pledge to Fight Obesity

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CDPHP Takes Pledge to Fight Obesity

ALBANY, N.Y. – November 15, 2017 – CDPHP has taken the pledge to fight obesity! The local health plan is teaming-up with health care leaders across the nation to combat obesity through the My Healthy Weight initiative, a nationwide movement to improve the quality, accessibility, and usage of prevention and treatment services for adults and children diagnosed with obesity.

“Today, more than one in three U.S. adults is living with obesity,” says Elizabeth Martin, director of population health and wellness at CDPHP. “This health care crisis is costing our nation as much as $210 billion a year and causing a host of related chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and more,” added Martin. 

As a founding member of the My Healthy Weight initiative, CDPHP has agreed to offer members access to nutritional and weight management counseling, provide coverage for community-based programs focused on weight loss, educate local members and doctors, and include obesity measures in outcomes-based payment models.

CDPHP is proud to offer members a variety of tools and resources to maintain a healthy weight, including free fitness and nutritional classes, nutritional counseling, Weight Watchers rebates, diabetes prevention programming, and access to health coaches who can help set goals and answer your nutrition questions anytime, day or night.

In addition, CDPHP offers members and non-members alike access to no-cost gyms through CDPHP Fitness Connect, six free fitness centers conveniently located throughout the Capital Region as part of our commitment to promoting health and wellness to the community. Registration is free and you do not need to be a CDPHP member to join.

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