The obesity reckoning is here — What happens next will determine the health of more than half of Americans
Obesity was a public health crisis long before the pandemic. However, COVID-19 shined a light not only on how many Americans have obesity but also how excess weight contributes to and exacerbates the dangers of deadly diseases. As we look to recover from the pandemic, and prepare ourselves for future ones, the healthcare industry must address the obesity epidemic.
In this white paper, you will learn:
- Why not treating obesity carries health and financial risks for individuals, health systems, employers and payers, and society at large.
- Why healthcare providers must treat the disease of obesity using a multidisciplinary approach that includes diet, physical activity, behavioral modifications and pharmacotherapy.
- How tech-enabled services can help overcome vast provider shortages and lack of training to increase access to medical obesity treatment.