Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients

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.

An Integrated Framework For The Prevention And Treatment Of Obesity And Its Related Chronic Diseases

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.

Weighing In is a STOP Obesity Alliance Blog

STOP Obesity Alliance December E-Newsletter

Dear Reader,

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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"Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health"

View this new on-line guide created that offers practical advice for parents struggling with how to discuss weight and health with their children.

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The Latest “Weight and the States” Bulletin
hereThe latest installment of the “Weight and the States” bulletin is now available.  This edition focuses on what states, particularly state public health agencies, might consider doing to aid nonprofit hospitals.  Ensuring that local obesity efforts align with state efforts could help increase the efficacy and reach of public health efforts.  This bulletin explores ideas state public health departments could considering, including:
Identifying opportunities to work with their local public health counterparts and nonprofit hospitals throughout the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process to ensure that hospitals conduct appropriate health needs assessments.
Looking for ways to participate in nonprofit hospitals’ strategic implementation planning and provide appropriate technical expertise based on each community’s identified health needs.

The latest installment of the “Weight and the States” bulletin is now available. This edition focuses on what states, particularly state public health agencies, might consider doing to aid nonprofit hospitals. Ensuring that local obesity efforts align with state efforts could help increase the efficacy and reach of public health efforts. This bulletin explores ideas state public health departments could consider, including:

  • Identifying opportunities to work with their local public health counterparts and nonprofit hospitals throughout the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process to ensure that hospitals conduct appropriate health needs assessments.
  • Looking for ways to participate in nonprofit hospitals’ strategic implementation planning and to provide appropriate technical expertise based on each community’s identified health needs.

Click here to view the bulletin.