Several providers from the Weight Management Program recently published an article on building a viable weight management program in a patient-centered medical home. Eligible participants completed at least four WMP visits and had a baseline weight, blood pressure, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) recorded within 1 year prior to their first visit. Paired t tests … Read more
Category: WMP Research
The UNC Weight Management program is partnering with Principal Investigator, Dr. Rachel Goode from the UNC School of Social Work and the Living F.R.E.E. Lab, to determine if an 8-week cognitive-behavioral binge eating intervention known as Appetite Awareness Treatment (AAT) has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain for Black women who … Read more
UNC Family Medicine Weight Management Program (WMP) is partnering with the UNC Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine (WeLL-Me) Program, the UNC Medical Weight Program (UNC-MWP) at Meadowmont, and the UNC Bariatric Surgery Program to offer more coordinated, interdisciplinary treatment across the continuum of care for patients with obesity and weight-related health problems. More information can … Read more
UNC Weight Management Program Director Stephanie Wilhoit-Reeves and Preventive Medicine Fellow Shiara Ortiz-Pujols presented at Obesity Week, the largest international obesity conference in the world. Their poster summarizes a program evaluation of WMP including its impact on patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Click here to view their poster.
Stephanie Wilhoit-Reeves and Shiara Ortiz-Pujols presented a poster summarizing the history of the Weight Management Program at UNC Family Medicine highlighting the programs integration interdisciplinary learners and group treatment sessions. Click here to view their poster at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Annual Spring Conference in 2018.
Studies estimate that healthier diets among North Carolinians might may prevent $71 billion per year in medical costs, lost productivity, and premature deaths associated with poor diet. North Carolina communities, particularly in rural areas, face the dual challenge of high rates of chronic disease (obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer) and economic decline. A … Read more
During the 2014-2015 academic year, a Capstone team of Master of Public Health (MPH) students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health conducted formative pilot research for the Weight Management Program. The Capstone team helped Family Medicine Center (FMC) identify the overall vision and goals for the Healthy Weight Program, now the Weight … Read more