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
Speaker:
Alide Chase
Senior Vice President
Medicare Clinical Operations and Population Care
Kaiser Permanente