Physician Assistants Offered Enduring Credit for Obesity Workshop

The South Carolina Institute for Medicine and Public Health assisted the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute in promoting the 2015 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, which were released March 25th. This interactive resource is easy to use and contains local level data so that states can compare counties based on both health factors and health outcomes.

Financially supported by the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program, IMPH in conjunction with several partners including South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants hosted “A How-To for South Carolina PA’s: Communities & Practices Join the Obesity Fight” videoconference on April 8th. Topics discussed during this live videoconference included: 2015 County Health Rankings, the South Carolina Scale Down Initiative and the Let’s GO 5-2-1-0! Childhood Obesity Toolkit.

This program is now being offered as 3.00 hours of enduring CME credit for physician assistants. The video is now available on a demand as a resource to fight obesity in your community. At the completion of this program, you should better be able to:

  • Define the various social and environmental influences that impact a person’s health.
  • Use the County Health Rankings to describe the current health and factors that affect health in your community.
  • Identify resources to positively influence the social and culture contributing factors resulting in better weight control.
  • Implement utilization of the 5-2-1-0 Toolkit within your respective community environments (schools, child care, healthcare and workplaces).

For more detailed information, please view the flyer located here: Enduring Program PA Flyer.

To register, view the program and obtain credit, click here.


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