January 15, 2019: The Redstone Center submitted a public comment urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to include research objectives that seek to:
Opportunity to Comment on Obesity Quality Measures
June is Employee Wellbeing Month
Upcoming Obesity Short Courses
Obesity Treatment, Beyond the Guidelines: Practical Suggestions for Clinical Practice
Upcoming Workshop: A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts
When: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM ET | Monday, April 1, 2019
Register for the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) Winter Advocacy Day!
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On February 2nd, the STOP Obesity Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion on Obesity Management and Coverage. The session was moderated by Jeff Levi, Professor of Health Management & Policy, and co-facilitated by Bill Dietz, Director of the STOP Obesity Alliance. The day-long roundtable convened representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, patient advocates, researchers, private payers, health care providers, foundations, and others with expertise in obesity prevention and treatment.
By Eric Seaborg
Obesity is such a sensitive issue that many physicians avoid discussing it. Here are some tips on the right (and wrong) ways to broach the subject.
Talking to patients about their weight is a critical task that many physicians find difficult — and even embarrassing. Too many physicians find it so uncomfortable that they avoid it altogether. Or they become so frustrated because “patients don’t listen” that their approach ends up being counter-productive.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 35 leading U.S. healthcare organizations have joined together to form National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), an annual campaign to advance a comprehensive, compassionate and personalized approach to treating obesity as a disease. Scheduled for November 1-7, 2015, the inaugural event calls upon healthcare professionals, patients and policymakers to “Change the Way We Care” for obesity for the benefit of those individuals living with obesity.
The Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients series of information is available at www.WhyWeightGuide.org.
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance released a series of educational videos and website for health care providers as part of STOP’s continued efforts to improve communication with patients affected by obesity. The information is based on STOP’s Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients, a unique tool designed to help providers build a safe and trusting environment with patients to facilitate open, productive conversations about weight.
Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients is available at www.WhyWeightGuide.org.