Provider Competences for the Prevention and Management of Obesity
Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RDN
Over one-third of U.S. adults have obesity, yet few health professionals and trainees receive training in the prevention and management of obesity. While some innovative schools and training programs have prioritized obesity education, no attempts have been made to standardize the minimum level of obesity-related education and training that various health professionals should receive. To fill that critical gap, competencies were designed and recently released for health professionals engaged in obesity prevention and management. Join this webinar to learn more about this much needed step in the right direction – the recent release of provider competencies for the prevention and management of obesity and what it means for you and your profession. Participants will leave the webinar better informed on new initiatives to improve and standardize health care providers’ knowledge and delivery of obesity prevention and treatment.