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INFORMATION YOU CAN TRUST: RESOURCES FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Healthcare professionals will find trusted resources on:

  • Comprehensive care options and strategies to treat patients affected by obesity and/or help them maintain their weight
  • Discussion guides and tools for discussing obesity with your patients
  • The role bias plays in treating obesity, even when the bias is not intentional
  • Resources you can share directly with your patients including fact sheets, brochures and articles
  • Breaking news from ObesityWeek2015 - the latest advances in our understanding of obesity care and treatment


All of these resources were carefully chosen to help healthcare professionals fulfill the commitment to treat obesity seriously.


Obesity Bias

Obesity as a Disease

Treating Obesity

Access to Care Fact Sheet (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) »

Access to Care Fact Sheet (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) »

Checklist for Assessing the Office Environment (Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity) »

Guidelines (2013) for Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults (The Obesity Society) »

Identification of educational needs in the management of overweight and obesity: results of an international survey of attitudes and practice. (Survey featured in blog post on the Downey Obesity Report)  »

Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Curriculum (American College of Preventive Medicine)  »

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) »

New and Emerging Weight Management Strategies for Busy Ambulatory Settings A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association »

Obesity GPS (Guide for Program and Policy Solutions) tool (Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance) »

Promoting a Positive Office Environment (Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity) »

Rethink Obesity Education (Novo Nordisk) »

Rethink Your Obesity Discussions (Novo Nordisk)  »

The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (National Institute of Health) »

Weigh In: A conversation guide for parents & adult caregivers of children (Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance) »

Weight Management Certification Program (American College of Preventive Medicine) »

Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery? (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) »

Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health with Your Patients (Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance) »

Your Weight Matters Campaign Poster (Obesity Action Coalition) » 

Take 5 Challenge: Download a PDF here »

General Obesity

Partnership with Patients

Continuing Medical Education (CMEs)

Media Resources

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