Behavioral Obesity Treatment: Today's State of the Art
Obesity is a public health epidemic that’s affecting millions of Americans. Research shows that weight loss isn’t as much the problem as weight maintenance seems to be. Finding long term solutions to making lifestyle changes that people are able to incorporate and continue is the real challenge. This course provides public health professionals with strategies to use with their patient population to promote behavioral changes necessary for sustained weight loss.
Note: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Review empirical data on health outcomes of effective behavioral weight control programs
- Identify components of effective behavioral weight control programs
- Provide details on implementation of behavioral weight control strategies
Delia Smith West, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
Director, Interdisciplinary Obesity Research Program
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
College of Public Health
Dr. Smith West's expertise is health behavioral strategies for obesity prevention and treatment, and behavioral intervention to address hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular risk.
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Behavioral Obesity Treatment: Today's State of the Art
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