Obesity Care: Identifying Challenges and Inequities that Impact Health Outcomes
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from the "31st Annual National Clinical Conference" held in Bloomington, Minn., Oct. 17-19, 2022.
Obesity, a major health concern that now affects over 40 percent of the U.S. population, is highly influenced by multiple factors and social determinants of health (SDOH), including disparities in health care access, morbidity and mortality rates, health behavior, and multiple risk factors. Diagnostic disparities may also exist: data on body mass index (BMI) thresholds — used in diagnosis and metabolic and cardiovascular evaluation — indicate variations in specific race/ethnicity and gender subgroups that may not be incorporated in current practice. These disparities and how they are currently being addressed are discussed during this session, as well as the prevalence of obesity and concomitant conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer among populations of varying age, sex, race/ethnicity, and SDOH.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, and other health care professionals who are interested in obesity care and the risk factors and social determinants of health that impact health outcomes.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Outline racial and socioeconomic status disparities and provide examples of why they may exist among different populations.
- Identify challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of obesity, including diagnostic accuracy, access to care, and impact on health care costs and quality of life.
- Discuss potential interventions that can reduce obesity care inequities.
Adam H. Gilden, MD, MSCE
Division of General Internal Medicine
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
About the presenter
Adam Howard Gilden, MD, is an internist in Denver, Colo., specializing in internal medicine (adult medicine). He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and has 23 years of experience. His interests lie with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol and arthritis. He provides individualized diet therapy and weight-loss medications for selected patients. He cares for patients that have had bariatric surgery and is an active participant in scientific and clinical enterprises. He is active in the leadership of the Society of General Internal Medicine, The Obesity Society, and the American College of Physicians. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and served on a study section for the National Institutes of Health.
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Eden Prairie, MN
Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Optum Health Solutions
Eden Prairie, MN
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
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The activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 0.75 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hour(s) ([0.075] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 0.75 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-23-065-H04-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 0.75 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU).
If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour=1 CPEU).
RD's and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner's discretion.
Psychologists and social workers
Participants must have attended the entire Web-based activity and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 0.75 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 0.75 enduring continuing education credit.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 0.75 AMA - Physicians
- 0.75 ANCC - Nurses
- 0.75 APA - Psychologists
- 0.75 Attendance - General Attendance
- 0.75 CCMC - General - Case Managers
- 0.75 CDR - Dietitians
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