Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education

“There are many downstream implications of obesity as well as chronic disease so being able to train future physicians and health care providers is critical.”

Dr. Hope Barkoukis, Case Western Reserve University

Many of America’s health care professionals are not prepared to consistently deliver effective counseling on maintaining a healthy weight, diet, and physical activity level, despite staggering rates of obesity and related chronic diseases.



Congratulations to the 2018 Award Winners

Health professional training programs that are ahead of the curve in providing nutrition, physical activity and obesity counseling education to their students

The most innovative program for future health care professionals

The Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness & Preventive Care

at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The most innovative program for current health care professionals

CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families)

at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio



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Hear from the 2018 Award Winners

Interested in the motivation, innovation, and impact of our awardees? Learn more from the people behind the programs.

Dr. Hope Barkoukis is the Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness & Preventive Care and Interim Chair Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

MEET DR. HOPE BARKOUKIS

 

Suzanne Mead Feldmann is the Chief Executive Officer of Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

MEET SUZANNE MEAD FELDMANN


How Can we Better Prepare Health Care Professionals to Combat the Obesity Epidemic?

“We know that physicians receive very little nutrition education during their formal medical education."

Suzanne Mead Feldmann, Chief Executive Officer of CHEF


Fewer than 30% of the medical schools meet the minimum number of hours of education in nutrition and exercise science recommended by the National Academy of Sciences.





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