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.

Steering Committee Members Title

America’s Health Insurance Plans

The voice of America’s health insurers, America’s Health Insurance Plans aims to provide a unified voice for the health care financing industry, to expand access to high quality, cost effective health care to all Americans …

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency that provides cardiovascular research, information and advocacy and whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Medical Group Association

The American Medical Group Association represents medical groups, including some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious integrated health care delivery systems and advocates for the multispecialty medical group model of health care delivery…

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

The vision of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

Donna Ryan, M.D.

Donna Ryan, M.D. received her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Ryan has a special interest in obesity education and, in particular, in training primary care physicians to incorporate obesity management into their medical practices.

Gary Foster, PhD

Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations.

National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the national voice of large employers dedicated to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to the nation’s most important health care issues.

Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition is a nonā€profit patient organization dedicated to educating and advocating on behalf of those affected by obesity, morbid obesity and childhood obesity.

Population Health Alliance

Population Health Alliance promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable health care costs for individuals with chronic conditions and those at risk of developing chronic conditions.

The Obesity Society

The Obesity Society is the leading scientific organization dedicated to the study of obesity. The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity and is keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.

Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community, and working to make disease prevention a national priority.