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Obesity

As a leader in preventive medicine, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) provides a range of educational materials for physicians and medical professionals to strengthen their understanding of evidence-based treatment options for patients with obesity.

We are developing a Weight Management Certification Program for weight loss centers and institutions, and many portions of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program will be informative for medical professionals working with their patients to prevent and treat obesity.

In addition, the following position statements and collection of clinical reference tools are available for your consideration.

Position Statements
Adult Obesity
Adolescent Obesity

Awareness Campaigns

national obesity care week
National Obesity Care Week
October 30–November 5

ACPM is a proud supporter of National Obesity Care Week, observed October 30–November 5, 2016. The initiative aims to facilitate a national conversation and shine an annual spotlight on the need for a comprehensive approach to care for those living with the disease of obesity.

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