Our obesity initiative provides tools for clinicians as they follow clinical practice guidelines in the assessment, prevention, and management of overweight and obesity. The 1998 NIH Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, the 2007 Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity, and the 2007 National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Implementation Guide were used as the basis of the program.

A quick Clinicians Reference Guide has been developed to assist you in following these recommendations.

In addition, we have compiled clinical tools, patient education handouts and community resources to which providers and practices can refer.



Obesity Toolkit Materials



Community Resources for Providers


Patient Resources - Adults| Children


Physician Pediatric Obesity Billing and Coding Guide