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2/25/2020 - Medical Grand Rounds: How Our Health System Can Better Address Obesity and Improve Population Health





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define a health system.
  • Describe why and how the health system must address social determinants to measurably improve population health.
  • Identify obesity as among the most critical health issues for U.S. and world health.
  • Identify ultra-processed food and its marketing as root causes for the international obesity epidemic.
  • List the evidence-based plant-forward healthy eating behavioral interventions most likely to succeed in addressing obesity and measurably improving population health.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Seligman HK, Smith M, Rosenmoss S, Marshall MB, Waxman E. Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Support From Food Banks: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Public Health 2018;108:1227-34.
  2. Wetherill MS, White KC, Seligman H. Charitable food as prevention: Food bank leadership perspectives on food banks as agents in population health. Community Dev (Columb) 2019;50:92-107.
  3. Wetherill MS, White KC, Seligman HK. Nutrition-Focused Food Banking in the United States: A Qualitative Study of Healthy Food Distribution Initiatives. J Acad Nutr Diet 2019.

James E. Bailey, MD, MPH — Director, Center for Health System Improvement
Robert S. Pearce Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Bailey serves as President and holds equity interest and intellectual property rights in The Healthy City, Inc., which is in the business of publishing, public education, continuing medical education, and educational study tours.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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