As a nation, we are more overweight than ever before, leading to higher rates of many chronic disease, disability, and premature death. The purpose of the Physicians For a Healthy California (PHC) Obesity Prevention Project was to reduce the prevalence of obesity in children and their families. The project also addressed obesity related diseases, such as diabetes. The Obesity Prevention Project carried out its purpose by giving physicians access to and assistance with:
- Education and Community Outreach
- Policy Advocacy
- Provider Resources
- Models for Coordinated Team Care within the Practice setting
Obesity Provider Toolkits
Education is a critical first step for all of us to be able to care for the health of our families and communities. Through diverse partnerships with businesses, government, health plans, community organizations and others, PHC utilized physicians’ expertise and credibility to maximize their impact on the obesity epidemic.