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Alabama Wellness Alliance

Alabama Wellness Alliance LogoIntroducing the Alabama Wellness Alliance

The Alabama Wellness Alliance (AWA) is a volunteer membership organization that seeks to create a healthier Alabama through advocacy, changes and programs. Please read our brochure for more information on our goals and objectives.

If you would like to be a part of AWA, please complete the application form.

Mission Statement

"Partnering to improve nutrition and physical activity in places where Alabamians live, learn, work, play, and worship."

Purpose Statement

"The Alliance works through collaboration, programs, policy, and environmental changes to support and promote healthy lifestyles."

Alabama Physical Activity and Nutrition Plan 2023-2033

AWA is pleased to present the Alabama Physical Activity and Nutrition Plan. It is designed to provide guidance on goals, objectives, and recommendations for nutrition and physical activity strategies that improve health behaviors. AWA members and other individuals from multiple sectors around the state contributed their expertise, knowledge, and experience to the development of the plan. It is a resource with consistent messages and evidence-based strategies that are realistic, achievable, and appropriate for Alabamians.

Read more about the history of AWA here. Read the original Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in Alabama.

CDC Data: Alabama Has Nation's 3rd Highest Rate of Adult Obesity

According to 2021 data, Alabama's rate of adult obesity is 39.9%, which places the state in the third highest position in the nation. Visit the CDC for more information.

Obesity and Chronic Disease

Visit Obesity and Chronic Disease to learn more about the link between obesity, cancer and chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, mental illness, and osteoarthritis.

Visit ADPH's Cancer Division to learn more about obesity and cancer. Some cancer risk factors cannot be avoided; however, maintaining a healthy weight is a behavior choice we can control. 

Page last updated: May 15, 2023