About the Program
A lifestyle medicine evidence review was conducted by the American College of Preventive Medicine in 2009. It compiled the scientific evidence that supports the need for increased competence in lifestyle medicine among healthcare providers and predicted an increased demand for training in delivering lifestyle interventions. It argued that greater provider competence might lead to improved patient outcomes.
Most current weight management programs provide inadequate counseling skills and other resources. In addition, there is a lack of patient education and follow-up resources. Increased health professional counseling on weight management strategies followed by appropriate multidisciplinary care for long-term implementations is necessary for success.