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 Ohio State University’s vision is to be the world’s healthiest university. Ohio State was the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to appoint a chief wellness officer. Ohio State’s One University Health & Wellness Council (established 2011) operationalizes this dream by bringing together all health and wellness activities (e.g., healthcare delivery, academic, HR and Student Life, research, etc.) at the university to promote a comprehensive, strategic and unified effort to advance health promotion and wellness for all. Ohio State launched three major discovery themes in 2012 that will help shape our institutional research efforts: health & wellness is prime among them, in addition to food production & security, and energy & environment. The University also conducted the nation’s First National Summit on Building Healthy Academic Communities (April 2013) with attendance of more than 300 leaders from 93 institutions of higher learning across the country, followed by the founding of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, which aims to promote population health and wellness for the 33 million students, faculty and staff who live, study and/or work on American college campuses and their surrounding communities. Click here for more information.