International Coalition to improve training in obesity care.
Globally, healthcare providers play a vital role in the prevention and management of obesity, but are inadequately educated on obesity management. Given the high prevalence of obesity and its role in chronic diseases, innovative educational programs are needed throughout the healthcare system to improve knowledge and competencies in preventing and treating patients with obesity. Our international coalition to improve training in obesity prevention and management was formed in an effort to change educational standards and help educators navigate the challenges and roadblocks involved with developing and implementing an obesity curriculum.
Coalition members meet monthly to connect and network with colleagues with similar interests, share about initiatives they are working on, share existing tools and resources, and collaborate on initiatives
Vision: All health professionals are comfortable and well trained in engaging in person-centered obesity prevention and management in a way that is respectful and avoids stigma.
Mission: Our mission is to lead an international coalition of medical educators, clinicians, researchers, policy makers and persons with lived experience, to establish strong partnerships and knowledge dissemination channels for expansion and implementation of effective, tools and resources including advocating for changes in educational accreditation and licensure standards by 2030.
Interested in joining the coalition?
Email Melanie Heatherington, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org