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 Steering Committee is committed to developing innovative and practical strategies to help reverse America's rising trend in overweight, obesity and preventable weight-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
The Alliance Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of leading public and private sector organizations. Each organization was selected for its diverse expertise in areas related to overweight, obesity, chronic disease and health care.
The STOP Obesity Alliance Government Liaison Members participate in Steering Committee meetings and provide guidance on Alliance activities; however, they do not take formal positions on Alliance activities and products and their participation does not imply endorsement of STOP Obesity Alliance positions by the agencies they represent.
The STOP Obesity Alliance Associate Members add their voices to the substantive discussions related to the fight against obesity through inclusion in Alliance Task Forces, participation in public events and internal communications.
The STOP Obesity Alliance State-Level Members include representatives from organizations with a demonstrated focus on state-level health, providing additional insights that help guide the Alliance's state-focused research and programming aimed at reversing the trend of obesity in every state nationwide.