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.
Morgan Downey, STOP Alliance Policy Advisor, weighs in on where Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is today as it moves closer to the key date, October 1, 2013. What do you need to know? Individual mandate? State exchanges? Essential health benefits?
We often talk about community-based efforts to prevent and reduce obesity, but we may not realize that these initiatives aimed at the broader public actually have origins within a clinical setting. The Affordable Care Act placed a heavier emphasis on public health and prevention efforts throughout the entire health care system, strengthening the role that hospitals play in community health promotion.
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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.
*New* Weigh In Website provides scenario-based solutions and is created by the STOP Obesity Alliance and Alliance for a Healthier Generation to offer practical advice to discuss weight and health with children.
Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health is an online guide created by STOP Obesity Alliance and Alliance for a Healthier Generation to fill the information gap and offer practical advice for parents struggling with how to discuss weight and health with their children.
Hablar Con Sus Hijos Sobre el Peso y la Salud is the Spanish version of the Weigh In guide.
The Weigh In Discussion ToolKit, based on the Weigh In Guide, provides everything a community leader might need to host a small group discussion with parents to help them talk to their kids about weight and health.
Click here to view the new Discussion ToolKit which includes a facilitator guide, an easy-to-use presentation and other information.
Interested in learning how your organization can host a session? Click here to view the Ways to Weigh In.
Email email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about Weigh In or receiving hard copies of the materials.
The toolkit was originally created for the Philadelphia Health Initiative (PHI) but its content can be used by any community leader across the country. The PHI is a group of local, multi-sector stakeholders that have come together to improve obesity and diabetes prevention efforts and to create sustainable interventions in Philadelphia. And, just for Philadelphia families, the Kit includes a local resource list that identifies healthy places to go and things to do in the city.
To view the Philadelphia local resource list click here.
To learn more about the work being done in Philadelphia, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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