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Preparing Health Care Providers for Obesity Care

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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More than one-third of U.S. adults have obesity, with obesity care costing as much as $210 billion per year, and yet it is not a major focus in the training and education of our current and future health care providers. To address this critical gap, educators from over 20 organizations representing a dozen health professions have collaborated to develop the first ever set of interdisciplinary educational competencies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Join us on June 7 to learn about these first-of-their-kind competencies, how they were developed and how they can be implemented, and what adoption of these competencies could mean for patients.

Download Dr. Lisa Howley’s Power Point Presentation.


Dan Glickman
Senior Fellow, BPC; Former Secretary of Agriculture

Lisa Howley, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Association of American Medical Colleges

William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, GWU

Jeanne Blankenship, M.S., R.D.
Vice President for Policy Initiatives and Advocacy, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Kofi Essel, M.D.
General Academic Pediatrics Fellow, Children’s National Health System

Joe Nadglowski
President and CEO, Obesity Action Coalition

Joan Stanley, Ph.D., CRNP
Chief Academic Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing


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