Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance


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Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness

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.

US Map, states are color-coded.

Sliding Backwards in Obesity Care:

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

Read the Obesity article

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