Conducting an assessment of the Centers for Obesity Research and Education workshops

The Centers for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) is composed of eight academic obesity research centers located throughout the United States. CORE offers one-, two-, or four-hour workshops for health professionals that translate up-to-date information on the treatment of obesity to clinically relevant activities. Approximately 4,000 health care providers have participated in these workshops in the last two years. The RWJF Obesity Working Group is interested in how to best educate physicians on best practices for treating obesity. In working with leaders in the field, this program came to the attention of the team as a promising model. This grant provides support for an assessment of the CORE workshops. The goal of the project is to provide an in-depth review of the components of the program and how they correspond to what is known about how to change physician and patient behaviors and gain information from participants on the long-term impact of the workshop. The assessment team will deliver a report to the Foundation and CORE by the end of September 2003. This project will be considered successful if the investigators provide a cogent and timely critique of CORE and preliminary data on its effects on providers.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $296,541.00

Awarded on: 1/27/2003

Time frame: 2/1/2003 - 1/31/2005

Grant Number: 47222


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health

4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, 72205-7199


James M. Raczynski
Project Director