Thematic 2019: Promising Tools and Programs for Canadian Health Care
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Speaker: Paula Brauer, PhD, RD, University of Guelph
The health care system is challenged to manage the weight issue, yet significant resources are now taken up by the resulting chronic diseases. Over 60% of adults and 1/3 children are now overweight or obese, and 20% of adults have metabolic syndrome. What programs and investments are needed now and in future to tackle the issues? Following a brief overview of the body-weight trajectories and current health care services in Canada, Dr Brauer will discuss three health-care projects that contribute to this important discussion: the 2015 practice guidelines of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, the development of a population-based planning framework for team-based primary care practice, and the CHANGE program for treatment of metabolic syndrome.
At the end of the session, participants will:
- Gain knowledge of the current organization of obesity prevention and management services in Canada.
- Understand the basis for and development of the primary care obesity guidelines and associated learning resources
- Become aware of the conceptual basis of the obesity services planning framework
- Become aware of the CHANGE diet and exercise program as one example of an effective program in health care
About the speaker:
Paula Brauer PhD, RD, FDC is a dietitian and epidemiologist in Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph working on obesity services in team-based primary care. Her career has focused on the effectiveness of diet services in health care. Her research is currently focusing on studies to manage metabolic syndrome (CHANGE project) and promote vegetable consumption using nudge approaches among young adults. She has been active in promoting primary health care reform in Ontario and was a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care 2010-15. She chaired the Working Group that put out the latest adult obesity guidelines in Jan 2015.
***Original Source: "2019 Thematic Conference", Saturday, January 12, 2019
Last Updated: February 7, 2019
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