COVID-19: Obesity Medicine Association Resources

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) has compiled a list of resources for you during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include articles, webinars, and information for you as a clinician, for your patients, and for your practice. This page will be updated regularly with new content.

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Articles  COVID-19: Obesity Medicine Association Resources


Podcasts COVID-19: Obesity Medicine Association Resources


Recorded Education COVID-19: Obesity Medicine Association Resources


Obesity Medicine 4-Week Student or Resident Education COVID-19: Obesity Medicine Association Resources

  • 4-week student and resident education  | The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) has created education and a curriculum for a four-week obesity medicine “supplemental education” that can be completed remotely/online. This curriculum and education is being offered to any student or resident currently enrolled in an institution’s health profession program. This online education includes a total of 31 hours of obesity-focused education.

CARES Act Webinar

This webinar goes into detail about the CARES Act, which contains a mixture of relief measures for businesses. Included in the CARES act is the Paycheck Protection Program - a program that gives businesses with fewer than 500 employees loans to help cover payroll and other costs. Learn who can apply, where to apply, what the loan can be used for, what counts as payroll, how much you can borrow, and how much can be forgiven.

Application through SBA lender: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find



Now is the best time to become a member of the Obesity Medicine Association

Based on current understanding, there are risk factors for morbidity and mortality when infected by COVID-19. Some of these are modifiable risk factors and some are not. The CDC indicates the following as risk factors: 65 years and older, living in a nursing home or long-term facility, those with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions and hypertension (especially use of ACE-inhibitors), immunocompromised state (HIV, smoking, cancer treatment), diabetes, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, and obesity. From this list, obesity is the one to best target as it can create the scenario of being high-risk.

It is well known now that untreated obesity can lead to heart conditions, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and liver disease. We can reduce many of these risk factors simply by treating obesity in our patients. Now is the best time to join in the fight against obesity and reduce risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations and even deaths.

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