Intervent USA®

Health, Fitness and Weight Management Program

Most people know what to do to stay healthy, including:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a variety of low-fat foods
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Manage the stress in your life

Knowing what to do, however, is not the same as doing what is necessary to stay healthy. Many people are not ready to make a major change or do not know how to fit a new commitment into their schedule. The Wellness Solutions Program at Cedars-Sinai offers Intervent USA® to help you acquire and practice the lifestyle skills you already know are important.

Starting a Healthy Lifestyle

Intervent is an individualized lifestyle management and cardiovascular risk reduction program. Intervent can help you:

  • Reduce your risk for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancer and other preventable chronic diseases
  • Prevent or control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and diabetes
  • Optimize your fitness
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Look and feel your best by achieving and maintaining a healthier weight
  • Manage stress and enhance your sense of well-being
  • Stop smoking
  • Feel more in control of your health and lifestyle

Intervent uses state-of-the-art behavior modification techniques to provide you with a comprehensive program for healthy living. Medications are not prescribed, so if drug therapy is a viable option, you will be referred to your physician. Your physician remains responsible for your medical care and should be informed of your progress.


Comprehensive Program for Healthy Living

Participation in Intervent includes:

  • An initial evaluation of your current health behaviors, risk factors for chronic diseases, readiness for change, eating habits and physical activity level
  • Realistic short- and long-term goals to reduce your risk factors and improve your health
  • An individualized Personal Action Plan for achieving your goals through healthful eating, weight management, regular exercise, stress management, smoking cessation and other lifestyle changes
  • One-on-one coaching by highly qualified, experienced health professionals
  • Easy-to-understand educational kits and audios covering more than 50 specific topics and skills
  • Self-management tools to monitor your eating and exercise
  • Ongoing support, motivation, re-evaluation and revision of your Personal Action Plan
  • Tracking for adherence and quality assurance


Time Efficiency

When asked why they do not exercise, eat a healthy diet or manage stress better, many people respond that they are too busy. Intervent introduces one concept at a time in an easy-to-understand and carefully sequenced way to help you master important lifestyle skills. Sessions are brief, and there are no group classes to attend. You work at your own pace to achieve your personal goals.


Scientifically Based, Proven Results

Studies published in prestigious medical publications, including the American Journal of Cardiology [1], have demonstrated that Intervent produces significantly beneficial results. The program is updated continually as new scientific and medical developments unfold. Results of every participant in our program are analyzed as part of our ongoing research, which is focused on identifying the most effective long-term solutions to health promotion and disease prevention.



Intervent Health, Fitness and Weight Management Program

This year-long, 24-session package includes:

  • Individualized counseling
  • Cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure control
  • Exercise training
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Smoking cessation (if needed)
  • Stress management
  • Weight management

Cost: $395

Controlled Maintenance Counseling

Available to individuals who have completed the Intervent Health, Fitness and Weight Management Program, this package includes individualized counseling, education and support to help you achieve your personal goals.

Cost: $35/month

1. Gordon NF, et. al. American Journal of Cardiology, March 15, 1997: pp 563-567