Reducing Obesity in Diabetes
October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PDTFree
Presented By: Vanessa Victoria Thompson, MD
The 2012 IOM Report on Obesity urged clinicians to “advocate for institutional, community and state-level strategies to improve physical activity and nutrition resources for patients and communities.” Despite wide spread acceptance by physicians that advocacy is a professional obligation, the skills and knowledge required to successfully engage in policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change interventions is not part of traditional medical training. The Champion Provider Fellowship is a promising model to engage practicing physicians in PSE-level work through skill development and facilitative linkages with local health departments and community based organizations.
- Compare and contrast different definitions of physician advocate and associated roles.
- Define facilitators and barriers to physician advocacy.
- Outline a promising model to train and support physician advocates in their communities around policy, systems and environmental change interventions.