National Health Priority Resources

Use this searchable database to quickly find tools and resources to help you improve patient health in AAPA’s National Health Priority areas: Behavioral and Mental Health, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Obesity.

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10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

Created by two dietitians, Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework that integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought.

A Framework for Physician Assistant Intervention for Overweight and Obesity

Published in JAAPA, this article shares the work of a six-member expert panel, including five practicing PAs, to develop a framework to effectively combat overweight and obesity.

A Practical Approach to Navigating Age and Socioeconomic Barriers while Managing Obesity

Treating patients with obesity is more than a science; it is an art. Unfortunately, healthcare practitioners often overlook treating obesity due to its complexities including medical, physical, psychological, age, and socioeconomic barriers. Among the most… more

AACE Journey for Patients With Obesity

AACE’s Journey for Patients With Obesity is a roadmap for patients providing up-to-date information, resources, and tools to navigate their diagnosis, treatment plan, and wellness goals no matter where they are in their personal journey.

AAPA Conference 2024

Unite with your peers at AAPA 2024 and remember the reason you became a PA.

Addressing Obesity: A Community of Practice Series

This series will cover obesity topics such as the latest treatment options, patient/provider communication and engagement techniques, new best practices in obesity care, and more. The series will include interactive real-world experiences patient scenarios, live… more

Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Obesity Medicine Fellowship

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic has created a one-year Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship for the purpose of training an APP to become a competent, autonomous provider in the subspecialty of Obesity Medicine.

Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium: June 5, 2024

Each year the Division of Nutrition and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) select a cutting edge topic in nutritional research to present. Authorities on this topic from North America and elsewhere are invited to present.

Approaches for Healthier Eating and Physical Activity

AAPA created this handout to help patients learn approaches for healthier eating and physical activity.

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDH)

A non-profit organization with an international membership committed to the practice of the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Principles.

Behavior Modification Ideas for Weight Management

Created by UCSF Health, this resource is a collection of behavioral modification ideas for weight management, such as controlling your mealtime environment and sharing high-calorie meals with others.

Beyond BMI

Published in the journal Nutrients, this article discusses the origin, current use, and future use of the BMI.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Overweight & Obesity

The CDC’s Overweight and Obesity efforts focus on policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone. Access maps, data, and strategies.

The MyPlate Plan is a personalized food plan based on age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. It helps patients figure out how many calories they need each day and shows them food group targets—what and how much to eat within their calorie allowance.