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California Association of Health Plans & California Medical Association Foundation Team Up to Combat Obesity
Date:3/26/2008

Unique Partnership Develops First-Ever Toolkits to Address 'The

Fastest-Growing, Most Threatening Disease in America Today'

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As Californians get physically fit for their summer activities, the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) and the California Medical Association Foundation (CMA Foundation) has teamed up to encourage physicians to discuss healthier lifestyles with their patients by distributing the first-ever comprehensive toolkits to address overweight and obesity.

At a press conference at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, the two organizations unveiled the three toolkits they've developed to address obesity and overweight and to improve the care and outcomes for adults, children and adolescents and pre/post bariatric surgery patients.

This set of easy-to-use guides includes the first obesity toolkit ever produced for adults here in California and the first time that all three toolkits have been published together.

"As we get closer to summer, many Californians will look to fashion magazines or TV infomercials for the latest fad diets, rather than turning to their doctors who know best how to prevent and combat obesity," said Chris Ohman, CAHP president and CEO. "These kits will encourage and foster discussion between doctors and their patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight."

The toolkits will be distributed to physicians across the state so they can better assist their patients in weight management and obesity prevention. The toolkits will also be available to the public on the CAHP and CMA Foundation websites as well as participating health plans' websites.

According to the former United States Surgeon General, obesity is "the fastest-growing, most threatening disease in America today," and California is experiencing the fastest increase in adult obesity of any state in the nation. The direct and indirect cost of obesity i
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