Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

 

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Sliding Backwards in Obesity Care:

New STOP research selected as Editors' Choice in Obesity finds that multiple states have reduced or plateaued in offering obesity prevention and treatment services for employees

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What we do to STOP obesity:

Conduct Research

Analyze and publish data related to coverage and the costs of obesity, including direct medical and employer-borne costs, but also those related to stigma and bias that impact quality of care.

Develop Tools

Develop research-based patient and health care provider guides to facilitate respectful, productive conversations around weight. Generate reports and guidance that provide essential obesity-related information for policymakers, legislators, and other decision-makers.

Drive Collaboration

Convene key experts for meetings and roundtables to explore and address specific focus areas and barriers to obesity prevention, care, treatment, and coverage, and execute on identified needs.


 

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