According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese. This rise can be attributed to many factors such as the availability of cheap high-calorie foods or decreases in American physical activity. These factors are exacerbated because health systems and providers often lack the time, tools, and training required to effectively coach patients in the office environment. The American healthcare system is not designed to create the behavior changes necessary to impact obesity. That’s where digital health coaching comes in.
Matt Allison, our Senior Manager of Research and Grants, presented our findings on The Efficacy of a Digital Coaching Program in an Obese and Overweight Population yesterday at ObesityWeek – an international event “focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity”.
Find the poster here.