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Category: Obesity

National Public Health Week: The Cardiometabolic Clinician’s Role in Public Health 

Taking place between April 5-11, 2021, National Public Health Week celebrates the importance of public health. This year, the week presents an opportunity to take a closer look at the particular challenges presented in the past year across the globe through a public health lens. In honor of this initiative, CMHC highlights the role of the cardiometabolic clinician in the promotion and support of population health and public health initiatives.

Currently, an estimated 47 million people in the United States are living with cardiometabolic disease and many more suffer from combinations of risk factors that predispose them to future illness. Rising rates of cardiometabolic disease as well as the high burden of disease – on population health and socioeconomic factors among others – there is a need to shift healthcare from a treatment-based approach to one that prioritizes prevention. Previously, cardiometabolic professionals have predominantly focused on improving survival rates in patients diagnosed with disease and ensuring the best possible health outcomes. Although this has greatly improved mortality rates, a treatment-based approach to care contributes to healthcare inefficiencies and inequities rather than optimizing public health.

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Join CMHC in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

CMHC is a proud Champion of Obesity Care Week (OCW). We strongly support this awareness week, set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and encourage you to join us in supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

About Obesity Care Week (OCW)

Obesity Care Week is an annual public awareness effort supported by more than 60 countries worldwide and more than 75 healthcare-focused organizations. From advocating for fair treatment of obesity to ending weight bias, OCW aims to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity.

Mark Your Calendars!

OCW2021 is set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity:

  • February 28th: Launch Day
  • March 1st: Weight Bias
  • March 2nd: Obesity Prevention & Treatment
  • March 3rd: Access to Care
  • March 4th: World Obesity Day
  • March 5th: Childhood Obesity
  • March 6th: “I Care” Day

Learn How You Can Get Involved!

Sign-up for OCW2021 Alerts and stay up-to-date with the latest news and information on how to get involved and change the world for people living with obesity during Obesity Care Week, taking place from February 28th – March 6th, 2021.