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UAB Grand Challenge

The Challenge Alabama’s health is among the worst in the nation. Alabama ranks 46th in obesity, 48th in diabetes, and 49th in cardiovascular disease.

The Goal Moving Alabama out of the bottom ten in national health rankings is a Grand Challenge – one Mona Fouad, M.D., and her team have accepted.

The Plan Advancing good nutrition, physical activity, and preventive wellness, in partnership with Alabama Communities, working through the extensive framework and drawing upon the expertise of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center.

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Alabama Health Rankings

Statistics for Alabama's Health Rankings 14.1% of adults have diabetes. 10.3% of infants are born with a low birthweight. 36.3% of adults have been diagnosed with obesity. 20.9% of adults are smokers. 14.1% Adults with diabetes 10.3% Infants with low birthweight 36.3% Adults with obesity 20.9% Adult smokers
AL Health Rankings for 2018

Data from America's Health Rankings (United Health Foundation)

Become a


Live HealthSmart


Person

Take simple steps toward better nutrition, physical activity, and prevention and wellness.

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Restaurant

Boosting good nutrition where we eat makes everyone healthier.

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Business

Find out how to improve employee wellness, good nutrition, and physical activity.

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School

A few key actions can transform the health of students and teachers alike.

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Launch Communities

Live HealthSmart Alabama will pilot this initiative in Birmingham-area communities and at UAB. We will expand to other areas in the coming years.

  • East Lake
  • Bush Hills
  • Kingston
  • Titusville
  • UAB Campus
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Our Collaborators

Live HealthSmart Alabama is proud to join with the more than 90 national, state, and local collaborators who have signed on to assist with the development and implementation of this ground-breaking initiative.