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 American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 35,000 international, national, and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.
The American College of Sports Medicine was founded in 1954. Since that time, members have applied their knowledge, training and dedication in sports medicine and exercise science to promote healthier lifestyles for people around the globe.
Working in a wide range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines, members are committed to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.
From astronauts and athletes to people with chronic diseases or physical challenges, the American College of Sports Medicine continues to look for and find better methods to allow individuals to live longer and more productive lives. Healthy people make a healthier society.