Weitzman ECHO Weight Management in Community Health (July 11, 2024)

Program Information

In collaboration with The France Foundation, the Weitzman Institute is offering Weitzman ECHO Weight Management in Community Health. This ECHO series is a no-cost, 10-session continuing education series for clinicians who face significant challenges in community health care concerning the formal diagnosis and management of obesity. This learning series connects primary care medical providers and care team members to a community of peers and subject-matter experts to improve providers' weight management with patients. At each session, subject-matter experts provide guidance from a multidisciplinary team approach to address patients; complex health needs related to obesity to better assess, treat, and care for patients. The Weitzman ECHO Weight Management in Community Health will meet for 1-hour virtually every 2nd Thursday monthly beginning July 11th. 

This ECHO series is now enrolling primary care medical providers, behavioral health providers, and other care team members including dietitians and pharmacists. All providers working in primary care settings are encouraged to join and participate. CME, CNE, CPE, and CEU credits will be provided for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and registered dietitians, among others, by Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc., an accredited provider through Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education. 

This activity meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 1-2pm ET.

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Agenda

The downloadable agenda is available at the bottom of this page. 

Presentation Slides

The slide deck is available at the bottom of this page. 

Session Recording

The recording link will be available here: Weight Management in Community Health ECHO: The Biology of Obesity
Please Note:  The recording is provided for reference and review of the material only. You can not claim CME/CE credits for reviewing the recording.

Technical Support

If you need any technical support, please submit a ticket to our support center. A member from our team will respond as soon as possible. 

For additional questions about this ECHO program, please contact Emma Warshauer, Education Specialist, at warshae@mwhs1.com

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.00 ADA CERP
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.00 CDR
    Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
  • 1.00 Participation Hour(s)
    If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
Activity opens: 
05/21/2024
Activity expires: 
04/30/2025

Schedule

This activity meets the second Thursday of every month from 1-2pm ET. Below are the dates of the ECHO sessions: 

  • July 11, 2024: The Biology of Obesity

    Weight Management Expert Faculty 

    Dr. Mandeep Brar is a board certified Endocrinologist with extensive experience in the management of complex endocrine disorders.  After finishing her residency in Los Angeles, California she pursued her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Colorado, Denver under the mentorship of renowned faculty such as Dr. Chester E. Ridgeway and Dr. Robert Eckel.  After spending time on bench research in Colorado Dr. Brar shifted her focus to develop clinical protocols for the management of Diabetes and served as medical director at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health diabetes center in the greater Seattle area.  Dr. Brar moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2014 to take over Tenet Healths' Abrazo Diabetes Care Centers.  During the past five years Dr. Brar has focused on population health interventions for management of diabetes and training the next generation of providers. 

    Dawn Graham, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Instruction the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in 2010 and Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Valparaiso University in 1999. Clinical and education experience includes work the University of Chicago Hospitals, Michigan City Area Schools, Purdue University, Porter Starke Community Mental Health and Logansport State Psychiatric Hospital. In addition, she has experience running a multi-million dollar federal grant to promote maternal/child health in Southeastern Ohio with partnerships in coordination with the Ohio Department of Health. She previously acted as the chair of the Ohio Psychological Association Public Sector Issues committee. She is a certified community health worker through the Ohio Board of Nursing and is a CHW Master Trainer in the Appalachian Region. In addition, she has participated in national webinars and speaking engagements for SAMHSA’s- Rural Behavioral Health, The March of Dimes, and The American Institutes for Research. Areas of interest include creativity and mental health, global mental health, rural health and policy change. Current projects include qualitative research on integrated healthcare in rural settings across the United States. Her research interests also include the impact of compassion fatigue for healthcare professionals working with underserved patients and currently teaches Trauma Informed Care and Mindfulness to health professionals. Within the community, Dr. Graham has worked with Habitat for Humanity, OU Woman’s Mentoring Program, Vinton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Athens Girls Rock Camp. She served as a board member for Athens Mental Health, and is currently on the board of the Athens Artist Memorial Project and the leadership team for the Paw Paw Festival. Dawn spends her free time camping, fishing, playing music, and chasing her Basset Hounds.

    Holly Bryant has more than 15 years' experience in the community health care setting as a nutrition professional. She has worked in roles at Women, Infant, and Children (WIC), an in-patient hospital, United Way of Southern Arizona as a community health program coordinator, and supervisor of a community-based diabetes program with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Health Department. She began her career at El Rio Health in May of 2016 and now serves as the Registered Dietitian Department Director, overseeing a team of nine Registered Dietitians serving in 10 of El Rio's locations. Holly earned a Bachelor of Dietetics at Central Michigan University, completed her clinical rotations at Loyola University Chicago, serves as a Peace Corps member in Uganda 2008-2010, and earned a Masters of Public Health at University of Arizona in 2013. Since starting at El Rio she had become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Holly has trained and guided her department to provide weight inclusive and trauma informed care that centers the patients personal body narrative and acknowledges the systems of oppression that shape the environment of and access to health and wellness for individuals. 

    Dr. Joy Mockbee is a family physician and medical director at El Rio Health in Tucson, Arizona, where she has been caring for her patient panel for 25 years and continues to be energized by the innovation and mission of community health centers. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona and completed a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, followed by a Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center. She then returned home to Tucson, Arizona and has been a part of the community health center movement ever since. Responding to a request by El Rio Health staff and patients, Dr. Mockbee became interested in medical weight management and pursued board certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2015. Since that time, she has collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to develop El Rio's Weight Management programs for adults and children and to promote the practice of medical weight management by primary care clinicians throughout the health system.

    Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement

    It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

    Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.

    Accreditation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The France Foundation and Moses/Weitzman Health System, Inc./Weitzman Institute. Moses/Weitzman Health System, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Additional credits are available for Physician Assistants/Associates. 

    By completing this activity, you provide Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc. the permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

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    Please note that continuing education credit requirements differ by state, jurisdiction, and licensing agency. It is your responsibility to confirm if your licensing/credentialing agency will accept the credits offered by this activity.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • 1.00 ACE/ASWB
      Through Joint Accreditation Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
    • 1.00 ACPE
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
    • 1.00 ADA CERP
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
    • 1.00 ANCC
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
    • 1.00 APA
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
    • 1.00 CDR
      Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
    • 1.00 Participation Hour(s)
      If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
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