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Alabama Wellness Alliance

Alabama Wellness Alliance LogoIntroducing the Alabama Wellness Alliance

The Alabama Wellness Alliance 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 the Wellness Alliance, 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."

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.

Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Overweight and Obesity in Alabama

A major goal of the Alabama Obesity Task Force was to develop and implement a comprehensive, realistic state plan that will reduce the worsening obesity epidemic in Alabama. You can read more about the history of the Task Force here

The Alabama State Obesity Plan provides goals and objectives to follow at various social-ecological levels. The plan provides various approaches to address the impact of obesity on Alabama's citizens including education and awareness, lifestyle and behavioral choices, community-based environmental strategies, school and worksite improvements, and policy development or changes. You can read the plan in its entirety at the link below.


Page last updated: January 23, 2023