Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scale Back Alabama?

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a wellness program to help Alabamians achieve healthy lifestyle behaviors and maintain a healthy weight. It is provided free of charge to adults who live in Alabama or work for an Alabama based organization.

Who can participate?

Adults, ages 18 or older can participate in SBA. The program is for individuals and groups looking to get healthy and have fun while doing it.

How do I log in to my dashboard?

SBA has transitioned into a self-guided, self-paced program that can be started anytime. The dashboard once used by participants in the past is no longer available. We encourage you to use the daily and/or weekly goal tracker to track your progress.

Will there be a prize drawing?

Prize drawings will no longer be held at the state level for SBA. Coordinators may choose to offer prizes for participation at the local level.


Can SBA help me work on individual health goals?

Yes! SBA provides tips and resources for jump-starting your health journey. Participants can choose from a list of 10 individual health goals as part of SBA.

I’ve been a coordinator in the past, what can I do now to keep my organization and community engaged with healthy behaviors?

Coordinators are encouraged to continue facilitating the SBA program. With the added flexibility of the new self-guided, self-paced format, coordinators can choose to implement SBA in a way that best fits their organization’s or community’s needs. Check out the Coordinators section for information on how to get started. The Resources section contains information on additional programs and resources for individuals and groups.

Does SBA have social media sites?

SBA will be phasing out all social media sites.

Will SBA be offered in the future?

SBA has transitioned into a self-guided, self-paced program that can be started at any time. There are no plans to discontinue SBA at this time.

Who should I contact if I have questions or suggestions for SBA?

You can contact us at

About Us

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free, statewide wellness program for adults, ages 18 or older, designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and have fun while doing it. We caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.