Impact Obesity Sign-Up Form

Lead Your Organization Fighting the Obesity Epidemic- FREE!

Healthcare professionals are poised to make a profound impact on the health of our nation with 71% of Americans being overweight or obese and evidence-based guidelines pointing the way (Jensen, et al., 2014). Start making a difference and sign up today for the Impact Obesity Training Activity to explore our case-based, interactive modules.

You are welcome to take the Impact Obesity Training Activity yourself at any time.

Target audience:

  • Primary care and other health care providers.
  • Institutional partners to help evaluate the activity for the curriculum's impact on patient outcomes
  • Groups interested in receiving organization-wide educational impact

Vist our FAQ section below for more information about these exciting opportunities!


Key Features of Training:

  • Up to date, evidence-based, effective interventions for weight loss and management.
  • Developed with funding from NIDDK
  • Up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Currently no fee for credit

 

Join us to make an impact!
Bradley Tanner, MD, Principal Investigator

Supporting grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (#2R44DK091144-01A1)

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Benefits

What will learners gain from the ImpactObesity activity?

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Assess patients for overweight and obesity using body mass measurements in order to determine appropriate treatment.
  • Recommend evidence-based behavior modifications regarding diet and physical activity for weight management.
  • Use motivational interviewing counseling techniques tailored to meet individual weight-loss treatment needs.
  • Guide patients in adopting evidence-based weight-loss methods, and refer for behavioral support.
  • Identify patients who should be considered as candidates for bariatric surgery and refer those qualified to a bariatric surgeon.
  • Recommend and prescribe weight-loss medications to patients, when appropriate, as an adjunct to routine weight management.
  • Select weight-neutral or weight-negative medications that could replace patients' current weight-gaining medications.

Who can use Clinical Tools activities? ClinicalTools has a wide range of group size capability. We can currently work with:
  • Individuals
  • Individual practices
  • A group of practices

To date, we have contracted or collaborated with:

  • Medical schools
  • Nursing schools
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical professional societies
  • Continuing education programs
  • State-funded programs

Who is the target audience? Impact Obesity was developed for primary care providers. However, it is suitable for many other health care providers, especially those who are interested in providing brief interventions for individuals in their practice who they are seeing for another purpose. Groups are encouraged to view our 10 modules and select those appropriate for their membership.

For example, providers who have time for only brief interventions might benefit from the Lifestyle Change and Motivational Interviewing modules. Providers having more time to counsel patients or those in need of education on diet modifications might add the Dietary Recommendations. Prescribing providers should review the Medication Effect on Weight module. We are happy to make suggestions for modules that are likely to fit the needs of a particular group.

Students might benefit from a combination of the Introduction to Obesity Medicine and Overview of Obesity Medicine modules. The activity is appropriate for medical residents as we develop all of our products to meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies.

What are the benefits of taking an activity in a large group? When the majority of providers have similar training within an organization/clinic, the educational impact is much greater than if they were to train separately. Clinical Tools offers a powerful tool to obtain this organization-wide impact.
How do organizations benefit from using ClinicalTools training activities? Organizations are able to benefit from our online medical training in a variety of ways. ClinicalTools offers:
  • Individual and group data: we are able to track and report specific module completion (who, what, and when)
  • Assessments: we provide pre/post tests that perform standard measures of knowledge, attitude, confidence, and behavioral change for individuals and groups
  • Comparative data: we are able to compare data results across groups
  • Organization-specific activities: we are able to create an activity for a specific group and have the functionality to provide pre/post questions specific to your needs (you could gather additional data about needs, attitudes, barriers, etc. beforehand and then concerns, plans, and changes post-training).
  • A separate online portal for groups: we are able to provide a separate webpage for a group to access the activity. We work with groups to customize the information on this portal and upload a group logo or other image.
  • Group billing: We can arrange group billing and provide access for individuals within a group.
  • Quick adaptation/changes: we offer mid point surveys, so users can tell us along the way if there are any problems and we can assess overall impressions as learners progress through the activity
  • Follow-up: we offer follow-up to see changes 1 month or 3 months out
  • Flexibility: if needed, we can offer surveys with unique questions, specific to your clinic

Will organizations be able to evaluate the activity's impact?

Yes! At clinical tools, we have a standard set of research questions we use to assess ImpactObesity (as well as our other activities). However, our research questions for our surveys can be catered to the type of questions your organization needs answered. Some examples of our research questions include:

  • How confident are our providers in working with overweight patient?
    • .... Please rate your confidence in working with obese patients (on a  1 to 5 Likert scale)
    • the survey explains that we would follow up after the training to see how/if it changed
  • Will people actually plan to make a change because of this training?
    • ... Compared to before the training I am
      •     much more likely
      •     more likely
      •     as likely
      •     less likely
      •     much less likely
    • to
      •     prescribe a weight loss medication
      •     recommend a dietary change
      •     recommend activity to patients who have lost weight
      •     see a patient for the sole purpose of helping them address their obesity
      •     etc.....

Cost

How much does it cost for organizations to take this activity? Through 2015 our activity is FREE to anyone. Starting in 2016, for those groups who partner with us to evaluate the activity, the activity will remain free. The activity is free as a part of our research division measuring the curriculum's impact on patient health outcomes.
How much does it cost for individuals to take this activity? Through 2015 our activity is FREE. Starting in 2016, the cost will range from $50 to $90 depending on how many credits are desired. Group discounts may be negotiated depending upon the size of the group.

Activity Credit

How do learners obtain credit for the activity? Obtaining credit for participation in this activity requires that learners complete the pre-assessments, work through the modules (including all in-module interactives), complete the post-assessments with a 70% score on the post-test, and then request credit. At the end of the activity, learners will be instructed on how to print out a certificate for their records.
What kind of credits are available? Audience and Accreditation
Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Estimated Time: 10 hour(s)Release Date: 6/22/15Expiration Date: 6/22/17
Type: CECHEstimated Time: 10 hour(s)Release Date: 6/22/15Expiration Date: 6/22/17
Type: NBCCEstimated Time: 10 hour(s)Release Date: 6/22/15Expiration Date: 6/22/17
Type: DCBNEstimated Time: 10 hour(s)Release Date: 6/22/15Expiration Date: 6/22/17

Designation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education by Clinical Tools, Inc.. Clinical Tools, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Statement for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: Clinical Tools, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit Statement: Clinical Tools, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 hour(s) of CECH credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit Statement for NBCC Credit: Clinical Tools, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 clock hour(s) of NBCC credit. Clinical Tools, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6161. Activities that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Clinical Tools is solely responsible for all aspects of the activity.
Credit Statement for DCBN Credit: Clinical Tools, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 hour(s) of DCBN credit. Clinical Tools, Inc. is an approved provider by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing and is registered with CE Broker, Provider #50-1942. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • A letter of completion for up to 9 hour(s) is available for non-physicians.


What if I am not a physician, can I still receive credit? Yes, non-physicians can obtain a letter of completion for up to 10 hours credit.

General

What do learners need to do to pass the module?

A score of 70% on the post-test is required to complete the module.


What is the time requirement? The system keeps track of the amount of time it takes to complete a module. To ensure compliance with ACCME and a valid learning experience, the system will expect that learners spent a set amount of time in order to claim credit. Practicing providers should only claim credit only for the time actually spent in the modules.
Who is funding this? No commercial support has been associated with this activity and we will not ever accept commercial support. The development of Impact Obesity was funded via a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Contract #2R44DK091144-01A1
  • Project Title:Improving Obesity Outcomes Through Interactive Web-Based Clinical Skills Training
  • Dates: 07/31/12 – 07/31/15
  • Principal Investigators: Mary Metcalf, PHD and Bradley Tanner, MD

Does this study have IRB approval? Yes. It has been approved by the Clinical Tools, IRB
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