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Promoting Population Health Equity through Primary Care-Based Weight Management Care

Katherine Hoerster, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

School of Medicine

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Health Systems and Population Health

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Characterize prevalence of and disparities in higher BMI
  • Explore determinants of higher BMI, from mental health conditions to social determinants of health
  • Provide overview of primary care-based approaches to weight management, emphasizing behavioral approaches
  • Describe preliminary work focused on addressing weight and PTSD symptoms among Veterans and its implications for broad weight management approaches

[From the Winter 2022 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]