Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients is available at www.WhyWeightGuide.org.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Obesity expert William H. Dietz, MD, Ph.D., has been named Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a national multi-stakeholder coalition based within Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University. This leadership transition comes as part of Dr. Dietz’s recent transition to Milken Institute SPH, where he heads the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.
Framingham, MA – This June will mark the sixth annual National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM, twitter hashtag #NEWM2014), an initiative designed to empower business leaders to successfully engage employees in healthy lifestyles. The sponsors invite companies and organizations of all sizes across the country to participate by pledging their support for this annual initiative and promoting healthy habits in the workplace this June.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - New research from the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit hospitals to address obesity through community benefit activities. With obesity affecting more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of children in the United States, many communities are facing the challenge of how to address this epidemic. Nonprofit hospitals are uniquely positioned to help through their ongoing efforts to provide community benefit programs.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance today released a new bulletin for state leaders that offers information on ways to integrate obesity into a state’s essential health benefits package. The release of the latest “Weight and the States” Bulletin coincides with the formation of the Alliance’s new State-Level Member group, organized to provide a forum for state health leaders to share information and insights on addressing obesity, overweight and weight-related chronic disease at the state level.
WASHINGTON, DC – Obesity expert and George Washington University (GW) faculty member Scott Kahan, MD, MPH has been named Director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a national multi-stakeholder coalition based at the GW School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy. Dr. Kahan previously served as the organization’s Clinical Advisor, providing counsel for the Alliance’s ongoing health research initiatives.
Washington, D.C. — While obesity afflicts individuals of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds, medically underserved populations—particularly minorities—suffer from some of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the country. Community health centers (CHCs) serve as the primary medical providers for underserved and disadvantaged populations and could play a larger role in helping their communities address their weight and related chronic health conditions through medical services, counseling and education on opportunities to engage in healthier lifestyles. To do