Obesity increases risk for 13 types of cancer and affects over 40% of the US adult population. The prevalence among rural residents is even higher and they often lack access to weight control programs in their communities. Primary care provider involvement and encouragement have proven to be driving factors in individuals' readiness to adopt and maintain behavior changes.
TWO STUDY ARMS
Enhanced Local Care: Quarterly clinic visits with the patient and their primary care provider to address weight management
Telemed Team-Based Care: Group Zoom visits with a KUMC lifestyle coach, and quarterly team-based clinic visits with the patient, their primary care provider, and the lifestyle coach
Be one of 16 rural primary care practices advancing the science of weight management treatment.
In the video clip included in the RETOOL announcement, Dr. Befort discusses the RE-POWER trial with local PCP Dr. Jen McKenney and Patient Advisor Les Lacy, on the KUCC Bench to Bedside with Dr. Roy Jensen, recorded January 31, 2021. Click the button below to view.
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