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1 Setting the Pace for the Walking Movement Kaiser Permanente Policy Story V2 n5 Slides

2 2| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Contents Story Context KP Solution: Every Body Walk! KP Solution: KPWalk! KP Solution: Exercise as a Vital Sign Quotes from Kaiser Permanente Leaders

3 3| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Story Context  Obesity and chronic disease are on the rise  Walking is an easy way to increase activity, and yields many co-benefits  Improving “walkability” of neighborhoods is vital, especially in communities with high rates of violence and disease burden Complementary Benefits

4 4| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Kaiser Permanente Solution  Web-based portal with information on walking, videos, walking maps, and links to walking groups and advocacy organizations  Every Body Walk! app has over 200,000 downloads  Short film, “The Walking Revolution,” highlights benefits of physical activity. By sharing the video, we can make walking go viral“The Walking Revolution,”

5 5| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Kaiser Permanente Solution  Part of our Healthy Workforce initiative, kpwalk! is an interactive web site which promotes walking among Kaiser Permanente workforceweb site  Virtual walking trails encourage employees to meet individual goals  Encourages use of walking meetings  Over 43,000 employees registered since January 2011

6 6| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Kaiser Permanente Solution  Patients’ physical activity level is recorded in the electronic health record – “On average, how many days per week do you engage in moderate or greater physical activity?” – “On those days, how many minutes do you engage in activity at this level?”  Encourages long-term conversations about physical activity between doctors and patients  Patients whose exercise habits are recorded show better weight loss and blood glucose control Exercise as a Vital Sign (EVS)

7 7| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Quote: Multi-Sector Approach to Walking — Tyler Norris, Vice President, Total Health Partnerships “While Kaiser Permanente is advancing walking for health, our partners are interested in walking for everything from economic development to reducing carbon footprint, and this makes for a diverse and sustainable coalition.”

8 8| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Quote: Walking in the Workplace — Jennifer Lieberman, Director, Garfield Innovation Center “I walk twice a week at 6 a.m. with my Kaiser Permanente colleagues. I have standing one-on-one walking meetings with my team, which can lead more expansive conversations, especially when floating new ideas around.”

9 9| © 2011 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.May 9, 2015 Quote: The Power of Walking — Bob Sallis, MD, family physician at Kaiser Permanente and the national spokesperson for Every Body Walk “If walking were a drug, it would be flying off the shelves.”

10 For other information contact Laura Tollen at To read the full story, Setting the Pace for the Walking Movement, visit: kpihp.org/kaiser- permanente-policy-stories-v2-no-5-setting-the-pace- for-the-walking-movement/ kpihp.org/kaiser- permanente-policy-stories-v2-no-5-setting-the-pace- for-the-walking-movement/


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