This guide is a unique tool for health care providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health. The tool is designed to help providers build a safe and trusting environment with patients to facilitate open, productive conversations about weight.
STOP Director, Dr. Bill Dietz, recently published an article in Health Affairs. Along with a group of co-authors with expertise in research, clinical care, health policy, and public health, Dr. Dietz offered a new model for addressing the obesity epidemic, one that reaches beyond clinical intervention to include community systems as well. The paper proposes a modern framework, integrated in its approach to address both the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related chronic diseases. Accompanying the article is a figure which illustrates this proposed framework.
Over the course of 2015, STOP Obesity Alliance added several new members, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Egg Nutrition Center, Healthy Weight Partnership, Dr. Monique Turner, TogoRun, and the World Obesity Federation. Now more than ever, our Alliance includes a range of organizations that represent voices crucial to addressing the obesity epidemic.
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View this new on-line guide created that offers practical advice for parents struggling with how to discuss weight and health with their children.
The STOP Obesity Alliance logo is a symbol of the new mode of thinking about obesity and overweight that we hope to inspire. The elements of the logo convey the level of seriousness of this issue while emphasizing the sense of action that the Alliance is determined to take in its fight against obesity and its related health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and certain cancers.
The logo also portrays the sense of partnership between the members of the Alliance, which is key to its success. Overall, it speaks to the group's trustworthiness alongside a quiet strength, values we hold in high esteem.