Overweight and obesity together are the second leading cause of preventable death in Oregon. Obesity is a major contributing factor to many chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and mobility problems. Obesity rates in Lane County have followed the national trend of dramatic increases over the past two decades. Over half of adults and approximately 25% of 8th and 11th graders in Lane County are obese or overweight and these rates are projected to continue to increase in the future.
Health care providers play a vital role in teaching their patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The tools on this page are provided to assist you in doing so.
Weight Bias in Health Care (Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity):
Includes online CME course on understanding weight bias and downloadable toolkits
Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: the Practical Guide by National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:
Includes treatment algorithm and recommended actions
Overweight and Obesity
Recommendations to pediatric care providers on management of overweight and obesity in their patients