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.
Lisa W. Martin, MD is the director for the Lipid Research Clinic and Cardiac Prevention Clinic at The George Washington University.
Dr. Martin was the Cholesterol Management Program—Cardiac Prevention Program medical director for Kiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic Region prior to joining The George Washington University.
Dr. Martin received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Applied Mathematics, and her medical degree at the University of Florida with Honors in Research. She did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and fellowship in Cardiology at The George Washington University. She was on the faculty at the University of Maryland before joining Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Martin’s interests are in all aspects of preventive measures against coronary artery disease, with the emphasis on lipid disorders. Her goals include patient education so that the patients are able to fully participate in strategies to prevent coronary artery disease and recurrent events.