Kaiser Permanente has joined with five major partners for a far-reaching public health campaign about obesity and excess weight, and their effects on our country.
As part of our commitment to total health, Kaiser Permanente joins HBO, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Medicine, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch The Weight of the Nation, a documentary series that will be available to all cable subscribers. HBO is offering this open signal as part of its commitment to public health. The films will offer the option of viewing with Spanish subtitles.
The Weight of the Nation seeks to raise national awareness and engage the public about the epidemic of obesity and excess weight. The films contain critical and useful information we can apply to our own lives and share with others.
The documentaries contain evidence-based data with compelling testimonials that illustrate the health consequences of obesity and excess weight. They also share the uplifting personal stories of many people who have made real progress in their lives and communities.
The Weight of the Nation series also recognizes the stigma society places on obesity and excess weight and is sensitive to the experiences of obese adults and children. The series includes a number of shorter, supplemental films, one of which focuses on that topic.
By co-sponsoring these documentaries, Kaiser Permanente seeks to lead and accelerate progress on obesity prevention for all levels of our society individuals, communities, medical providers, health educators, and decision makers.
This comprehensive campaign is an example of how Kaiser Permanente is building healthy communities. We provide broad access to high-quality care and apply our expertise to solving some of the biggest problems facing health care today. We give our time, talent, and resources to support programs that create healthy communities.
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