Obesity

The National Alliance received a grant from Novo Nordisk to launch a “National Alliance Obesity Initiative” in the Fall of 2017. This includes a sustained, multi-faceted effort that goes well beyond what employers are doing today and builds on the emerging science and complex chemistry of obesity that defines it as a disease. 
 
We are already laying the groundwork to reframe this issue that is impacting multiple stakeholders including employers, providers, and health plans. Below are some of our initial efforts:

  • The launch of a Guidebook that supports National Alliance Coalitions across the country in developing impactful programs in their markets. 
  • This year, recipients of the 'matching funds' grant program are conducting half-day programs that incorporate a multi-stakeholder approach showcasing 'obesity as a disease'. 
  • Development of tools and templates that support effective implementation of best practices in impacting obesity, which will be found on a newly developed portal hosted on the National Alliance website (Under construction)


Need more information? Contact Margaret Rehayem 

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