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Introducing Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician

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Media Contact: Bryan Black

New program offers continuing education, resources and more.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) and the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) are pleased to offer select continuing education (CE) activities and resources for nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice providers working in obesity management. Members of OMA and the AANP Obesity Community collaborated to create exciting, informative and necessary educational resources in the Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician. This program provides advanced practice clinicians online access to a convenient, comprehensive, foundational obesity management program.

Consisting of nine sessions, each dealing with different topics of obesity treatment and management, this program is supported by AANP and OMA. The program enables NPs and other clinicians to increase their understanding of obesity as a chronic disease, gain a blueprint for the evaluation of obesity management and develop treatment modalities and interventions for patients with the disease of obesity. Participants may earn 9 contact hours (CH) of CE credit by completing all nine activities in this program.

Presented by AANP and OMA experts in the field, these CE activities offer learners the essential knowledge necessary for obesity management. By completing this Obesity Foundations Program, NPs and other clinicians can increase their understanding and foundational education on evidence-based methods for assessing, diagnosing and managing obesity within a clinical environment. The material suits NPs, physicians, physician assistants, trainee clinicians and other health care professionals who treat patients with the disease of obesity.

Upon completing all nine activities, participants will receive the Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician Certificate. The certificate of academic achievement demonstrates to employers, workers and peers their commitment as a clinician in obesity care. Participants who have completed the program and received their certificate will also be interested in an Obesity Across the Lifespan companion program to be released later this year.


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 385,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs' patients and other health care consumers. As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), established in 1950, is the largest organization of physicians, NPs, physician assistants and other health care providers working every day to improve the lives of patients affected by obesity. OMA’s mission is to have Clinicians provide compassionate evidence-based obesity care through sustainable care models.