A Population Health Management Essential: CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0 Now LIVE

Care Continuum Alliance 2012 Obesity Toolkit

Care Continuum Alliance 2012 Obesity Toolkit

If you follow this blog, chances are you are immersed in population health management and health care. So, if I tell you there is an obesity epidemic in this country, you’ll likely ask, what else is new?

Well, there is something new: The Care Continuum Alliance just launched the CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0, an invaluable step-by-step guide for payers and providers involved in weight management and patient care, which incorporates proven population health management strategies to address the obesity problem in the front lines, and at the policy level.

Who Could Benefit from This Toolkit?

We would say: everyone. But let’s dive in further.

Managing Obesity to Improve Population Health: A Toolkit is particularly useful for:

  • Employers implementing wellness programs;
  • Hospitals administrators;
  • Physicians in private practices searching for effective interventions for patient’s weight management;
  • Health plans;
  • Academics and researchers looking for best practices and proven interventions, as well as new avenues for research.

What Is in the CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0?

The toolkit includes an updated review of evidence from the literature on effective treatment options for people who are obese, an updated benefit design for payers interested in developing a benefit for obesity related services, a treatment and guideline index that offers the most up to date information on recommended guidelines for obesity treatment, and a series of in depth case studies that review obesity programs in different settings.

Does the Population Health Management Industry Need an Obesity Toolkit 2.0?

You bet it does! Recent statistics from the CDC show that more than one-third of the U.S adult population is obese and that in 2008 medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at 147 billion. Clearly we have a problem of epic proportion and are in desperate need for tools to help our health care community address this very alarming problem.

The CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0 was brought to life by acclamation. In 2008, CCA released the first Obesity Toolkit to assist organizations in designing a health plan benefit for the treatment of obesity. Since its release, it has been downloaded by more than 500 organizations, representing all industry segments and including private and public payers, delivery systems, employers and other purchasers.

However, with all the new research and the evidence emanating from the implementation of the population health management strategies, tools and approaches, industry voices made it clear that we were due for an update.

The CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0 showcases an updated review of successful programs addressing weight management and a discussion of the role of chronic conditions in the treatment of obesity. A host of new resources have been added, emanating from the continuous work with CCA member organizations, as industry leaders.

What Next?

What else? Download the CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0.

Share the CCA Obesity Toolkit 2.0 with your networks.

Then, let us know if it was useful for you.

  • What did you expect?
  • Did it deliver on its promises?
  • What did we miss?
  • How can we make it better?
  • How are you going to use it?

Send us your feedback: staff@carecontinuumalliance.org

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