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Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, hypnosis, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain that weight.

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Healthy York County CoalitionThe Healthy York County Coalition is an ongoing collaborative effort to improve the health and wellness of the York County community. This effort is guided by: • A broad definition of health that considers the root-cause of problems, not just the absence of disease; • Analysis of population health through a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment conducted every three years; • Development of community problem solving capacity that involves diverse participation; • Strategies that use both long-term systems level change and short-term high impact projects; • Focus on prevention strategies to guide residents in healthy choices, decreasing the likelihood of some diseases and improving medical outcomes for chronic conditions; • Depression Awareness Website: www.Feeling-Blue.com Offers information and resources for people suffering from mild depression or depressive symptoms. • Evaluation of outcomes. Current Coalition Focus Areas: Access to Health Care Adult Overweight / Obesity Depression End of Life Planning Health Literacy Oral Health Prenatal Care Smoking & Tobacco Use Community Health Needs Assessment: Every three years the Coalition conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment to track trends and determine priorities for the next three years. The last assessment, completed in 2012, is a public document available to individuals and organizations seeking to improve local health services and programs. On-line link: http://www.healthyyork.org/pdf/Healthy_York_Healthy_Adams_CHNA_Summary_and_Appendices_June_11_2012.pdf YorkHealthy York County CoalitionHealthy York County Coalition
Holy Redeemer Health System - Comprehensive Inpatient & Outpatient ServicesHoly Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient and specialty services for all ages. Services Include: - Inpatient services (including acute services, ambulatory and emergency services) - Outpatient services (including home health services and rehabilitation services) - Ambulatory Surgery - Breast Care - Cancer - Cardiology - Cardiovascular Care - Counseling Center - Diagnostics - Emergency Care - Maternity Care - Nutritional Counseling - Obstetrics - Oncology - Orthopedics - Pediatrics - Rehabilitation - Senior Behavior - Sleep Disorders - Sports Medicine - Weight Control - Wound CareMontgomeryHoly Redeemer Health System - Montgomery; MeadowbrookHoly Redeemer Health System
Lancaster General Health Wellness CenterA comprehensive facility that offers programs to both employers and the community at large. It's mission is to enhance the quality of life at every stage, from infancy to the senior years. Classes are available on a variety of topics promoting a healthier lifestyle (i.e., stop smoking, weight management) - Childhood immunizations, a Wellness Library, One-on-One counseling, and health education classes are just a few of the services provided by the Wellness Center LancasterLancaster General Health Wellness CenterPenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Penn State Cooperative Extension & Outreach - BerksPenn State Extension program teams continually gathers input from stakeholders and customers to ensure we are working to find timely, research-based solutions in the following priority areas: 4-H Youth Development, Agronomy, Animal Systems, Poultry, Livestock, Equine, Dairy, Business Management, Community & Economic Development, Shale Gas, Food, Families & Health, Food Safety & Quality, Commercial Tree and Small Fruit, Green Industry, Fruit, Vegetable, Master Gardener Program. BerksPenn State Cooperative Extension & Outreach - BerksPenn State Cooperative Extension - Berks
Penn State Cooperative Extension & Outreach - Lancaster- Agriculture: Dairy, poultry, livestock, horticulture, farm safety, agronomy, ag economic development - West Nile Virus Program - Master Gardening Program - Family Living: Strong Women, strength training program - Better Kid Care: A training and resource program for childcare providers. DPW training credits are earned through this program. Fee $5-10. - Nutrition: food irradiation, foods and nutrition, home canning and freezing, food safety information, food safety training for volunteer groups. - Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP): for low-income families - SuperCupboard Nutrition Program. - My New Weight of Life: an 11 week weight management program designed to re-educate participants on their eating habits for permanent weight loss. - 4-H and Youth Development Eligibility: Members, from 8 to 18 years before January 1; Leaders, adult volunteers interested in sharing time and talents with youth - Special Programs: Therapeutic Riding Seeing Eye Dog Project Areas: - Animal sciences: livestock, horse, small animals, poultry - Consumer and Family Sciences: textile science, food and nutrition, intergenerational, family living, consumer and financial issues - Science and Technology: engineering sciences - Environmental and Earth Sciences: forest/natural resources, plant sciences, entomology - International and Diversity - Communication and Expressive Arts: theater arts - Leisure Education: health, shooting sports - Leadership and Personal Development: youth/adult - Citizenship LancasterPenn State Cooperative Extension & Outreach - LancasterPenn State Cooperative Extension - Lancaster County
Penn State Hershey Medical CenterFacilities and their respective services include: - University Hospital offers acute services such as cardio-thoracic surgery, high-risk obstetrical care, neonatal intensive care, adult and pediatric cancer treatment, transplant surgery and brain/spinal cord injuries surgery and rehabilitation. Also serves as the local chapter for the Children's Miracle Network For further information on this organization, contact: Jennifer Groff, Coordinator (717)531-4113 Children's Miracle Network Penn State Hershey Medical Center A190 PO Box 855 Hershey, PA 17033-0855 - University Physicians Center houses outpatient services which include basic family medicine, obstetric/gynecologic care and specialty services in diabetes, multiple sclerosis, hearing and vision problems, and hemodialysis. Psychiatric services include individual/family counseling and child psychiatric diagnostic services - Hemophilia Center provides diagnostic services, distribution of blood products, physical therapy, dental consultation, counseling, and inpatient/outpatient emergency care plans - College of Medicine confers Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science degrees, as well as offers programs for allied health, nursing, and continued medical education Additional services located at the Medical Center include: - Adolescent Eating Disorders Program - Life Lion, an emergency aeromedical service - CareLine, an information and referral to Medical Center services - Vocational Services assists persons with disabilities to return to work by providing therapy and physical training - Eye and bone banks - Breast Care Center - Comprehensive Epilepsy Center - Penn State's Sports Medicine and Weight Management Centers - Temporary lodging for adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families is offered at Hope Lodge (adult) and Ronald McDonald House (pediatric) - The Four Diamond Fund provides relief from the extraordinary financial burdens faced by families of children with cancer who are treated at the hospital - Offers bone marrow transplants Sponsors numerous disease-related support groups DauphinPenn State Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
Public Health Management Corporation - Health ConnectionA nurse-managed health center that provides primary care (including physical examinations), behavioral health consultation, family planning services, health education and counseling, assistance with benefits, and more.PhiladelphiaPHMC Health ConnectionPublic Health Management Corporation
St Luke's Weight Management CenterMedical and surgical weight loss solutions for people suffering from obesity and weight-related conditions. LehighSt Luke's Integrated Health CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
Weight ManagementService provided for individuals and families, chronic failed diet attempts, non diet approach, and gastric restrictive surgery - pre and post surgery.LackawannaDr. Joy ArmillayDr. Joy Armillay
Weight Management - Dr. Joy ArmillayService provided for individuals and families, chronic failed diet attempts, non diet approach, and gastric restrictive surgery - pre and post surgery.LuzerneDr. Joy ArmillayDr. Joy Armillay
Wellness Center at WellSpan Cocalico Health CenterWellness Center offers community health education programs including nutrition and weight management, diabetes. CPR and first aid, tobacco cessation, senior exercise programs and community health outreach. LancasterThe Wellness Center of WellSpan Ephrata Community HospitalWellSpan Health

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