Provider, Community Resources Address Obesity

New toolkits offer insights for clinicians interested in developing sustainable links with community resources to help increase patient engagement in obesity management. Developing relationships between organizations that share a common goal of improving the health of people and their communities can improve patient access to preventive and chronic care services.

One toolkit, Community Connections: Linking Primary Care Patients to Local Resources for Better Management of Obesity, provides broad strategies based on actual experiences that practices can customize according to their own needs.

Another resource, Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources to Manage Obesity: A Bridge Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices, provides tools and concepts informed by the real world of six primary care practices in three rural Oregon communities.

Page last reviewed July 2014
Internet Citation: Provider, Community Resources Address Obesity. July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/obesity-resources.html