Obesity Leadership Edge
Overweight and obesity compose a chronic disease of epidemic proportions that presents on a continuum, likely affecting nearly two out of every three patients treated by PAs. The effective treatment of overweight and obesity requires an efficient and timely process of screening, diagnosis, evaluation of complications, staging, and clear algorithmic management. PAs are trained as primary care providers and can diagnose and treat overweight and obese patients regardless of practice setting and across the spectrum of the disease and patient’s age.
Many factors affect the ability of your practice to deliver effective, compassionate care to patients with obesity.
By completing all 7 Obesity Leadership Edge modules you will automatically be awarded the Essentials in Obesity Management Certificate! You will also qualify to apply for the Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate program. Click here to learn more.
May | National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
September | National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Oct 29 – Nov 4 | National Obesity Week
The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) have collaborated with the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) to create a certificate program for PAs and NPs in the primary care setting who would like to develop expertise in treating patients affected by obesity.
Special Interest Group: PAs in Obesity Medicine