Adult Obesity Provider Toolkit
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD has called obesity “the fastestgrowing, most threatening disease in America today.” It is no surprise that many physicians feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the daunting task of addressing weight issues with their patients given the physical, emotional, social, and environmental factors associated with obesity and weight management. Being overweight or obese and a lack of physical activity have been linked to an increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Providers hear a variety of messages about the prevention, treatment and management of obesity that make it increasingly difficult to determine the best plan of action to take with patients. In an effort to address these issues and to improve patient care and outcomes, the California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation and California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) convened expert panels of physicians and other health care providers to study and discuss published materials and best practices to help clinicians determine the most effective ways to prevent, assess and treat overweight and obesity in their practice.
Please join the efforts of the CMA Foundation and CAHP to reverse obesity trends by utilizing these resources developed by health care providers for health care providers. The toolkits and additional resources are available on the CMA Foundation and CAHP websites and through participating health plans. For more information visit the links below.
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- Adult OBesity Provider Toolkit (5.71 MB)