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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February 2nd, 2016

On February 2nd, the STOP Obesity Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion on Obesity Management and Coverage.

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October 20th, 2015

More than 35 leading U.S. healthcare organizations have joined together to form National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), an annual campaign to advance a comprehensive, compassionate and personalized approach to treating obesity as a disease.

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June 25th, 2015

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance released a series of educational videos and website for health care providers as part of STOP’s continued efforts to improve communication with patients affected by obesity.

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June 1st, 2015

7th Annual Employee Wellbeing Month Kicks Off with New Data Exploring the Impact of Employee Well-being Programs on Workplace Culture

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April 8th, 2015

In June 2015, leading companies will come together to participate in the seventh annual Employee Wellbeing Month (Twitter hashtag #EWM15), a month-long initiative designed to help business leaders learn new ways to engage employees in healthy habits and lifestyles.

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November 5th, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance released a tool for health care providers today that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.

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