Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
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 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.
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.
Recently from the Director
Rationale for People-First Language
September 27, 2022
Language matters. The words we use to discuss health and disease directly impact beliefs, behaviors, and experiences.
Physical Activity and Inactivity
September 1, 2022
In this newsletter, we examine the current body of literature on the connections between physical activity and obesity.
Our Updated Review of State Employee Health Plan Obesity Coverage
July 30, 2022
Although obesity imposes an enormous burden on our health care system and the economy, the present landscape of coverage for obesity care is piecemeal.