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.
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.
By focusing on prevention, protection, and communities, Trust for America’s Health fights to make disease prevention a national priority, from Capitol Hill to Main Street.
Trust for America’s Health issues an annual report F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, to track obesity trends and policies. It has found that the country is failing to address the obesity crisis with the urgency it deserves. The group recommends that a National Strategy to Combat Obesity be created, with roles for individuals, families, communities, schools, employers, businesses, insurers, and government.