Health Care – STRATEGY 1

Make physical activity a patient “vital sign” that all health care providers assess and discuss with their patients.


  • Ensure that all health care professional organizations encourage their members to assess patients’ physical activity and discuss ways to make progress toward meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
  • Include fields for tracking patients’ physical activity in electronic medical records and electronic health records.
  • Develop a Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set (HEDIS) measure for physical activity.
  • Encourage health care professionals to be role models for active lifestyles for patients.

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Oliver Bartzsch is an experienced medical professional with over 15 years of professional experience. With a passion for medicine, fitness, and personal growth, he is always willing to challenge himself to accomplish tasks and especially to provide accurate medical information to people. Oliver is a long-time medical editor for multiple sites. With more than 10 years of medical writing experience, he has completed over 350 projects with both individual and corporate clients.


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