Scale Back Alabama
 
 

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About Scale Back Alabama
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Now in its eighth year, Scale Back Alabama is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to  have fun while doing it.  The 2013 campaign drew nearly 30,000 people in almost every county, and the total statewide weight loss since the beginning of the contest is more than one million pounds!

The campaign is geared toward adults and is primarily operated with the help of local employers (companies with 10 employees or more), hospitals and health departments.  Each organization appoints one person to serve as the coordinator for the contest, and individuals compete on teams of four to win the chance at cash prizes. There is no charge for participating in the program.

Click here to learn more about the prizes.

Click here to review the guidelines for participation. 

The campaign is designed to address the state's challenge with obesity; however, we caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.


How your bunch can participate...


If you’d like to enroll your organization in next year's contest, you need to select one person to be the local coordinator and have that person send an e-mail to info@scalebackalabama.com.  Please provide the name of your organization and the number of employees, and we will follow up with an email with additional information on what it means to serve as a weigh-in site..  Please note, this is an Alabama contest, so all organizations must be located instate and all participating employees must be working in Alabama.  

Then, in November, we will forward a link to register online as a coordinator and to download the comprehensive coordinators' toolkit. If you have specific questions, you can also e-mail info@scalebackalabama.com.

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Scale Back Alabama is a public awareness campaign hosted by Alabama's hospitals and the Alabama Department of Public Health, with generous support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. 

The Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that provides education and support to hospitals in their efforts to provide quality patient care.

The Alabama Department of Public Health is the state agency that provides services that improve and protect the public’s health through disease prevention and the assurance of public health services.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama administers health and dental programs for more than 3.6 million individuals throughout the state of Alabama and around the country. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

 
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Sponsored by: ADPH, ALAHA, and BCBSAL

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