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 commissioned surveys to determine the attitudes and beliefs of employees and employers on obesity in the workplace and of patients and physicians on obesity in the primary care setting.
The STOP Obesity Alliance's research team, part of The George Washington University's Department of Health Policy at the School of Public Health and Health Services, conducts research on pertinent issues and legislation related to obesity to guide the discussion and formation of policy. The Alliance realizes the importance of broadening the research agenda for obesity and is committed to providing healthcare decision makers with reliable information to assess the relative value of preventing and reducing obesity. As such, you will find links to GW research archived for your reference on the site.
The STOP Obesity Alliance hosted a roundtable on adult primary care treatment and management of obesity in August 2009 on The George Washington University campus. Attendees included leading health experts, academics and health sector providers from a select group of prestigious organizations, and organizations from the Alliance Steering Committee and Associate Member. The discussion focused on lessons from pediatrics, delivery system changes and barriers to change and emerging trends in obesity management. The Alliance will be developing additional best practices and innovative approaches to address the role of primary care in the management and treatment of obesity that will be available in the coming months.