Saturday 18 May 2013

Obesity poses one of the greatest threats and challenges to health care systems. Kaiser Permanente’s comprehensive multi-sectoral public health approach to the epidemic includes treatments like bariatric surgery. This innovative, evidence-based program integrates prevention and treatments. Interventions contributing to the success of this program include adult weight management programs, community engagements, and sustainment strategies for prevention, and end-to-end care for bariatric surgery. Successful practices were spread to 13 hospitals.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the risks and implications of the obesity epidemic
  • Identify prevention and treatment strategies to reduce obesity
  • Develop a plan to prevent and treat obesity with high-quality services and programs
  • Discuss the importance of the linkage between the healthcare delivery system, schools, and community activation in supporting healthy eating and exercise
Alide Chase
Senior Vice President
Medicare Clinical Operations and Population Care
Kaiser Permanente