Obesity Leadership Edge


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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.



Upcoming Events

May | National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

September | National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Nov 1 – Nov 5 | National Obesity Week

2020/2021 | Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

Obesity Management Program

Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

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.