On-line Weight management Counseling program for Healthcare providers (OWCH)

The OWCH program, available free of charge to health care professionals, offers a standard approach to lifestyle counseling to maximize the potential to help their patients in primary care settings. The training series includes four user-friendly modules. The original training modules are available by clicking on the links below. We are currently updating this program, and will resume offering CME credits through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine once the updates are complete. Information will be posted here.

Module 1: Rationale for Lifestyle & Weight Management Counseling

Module 2: Lifestyle Practices for Weight Management & Health Promotion

Module 3: Models of Behavior Modification  

Module 4: The Pressure System Model of Lifestyle Counseling in Primary Care

Download All Modules (PowerPoint files, .zip)

Fundamentals of Evaluation

The Yale-Griffin PRC developed these PowerPoint presentations for a two-part in-service training workshop offered in 2012 to staff from local community agencies.  Other researchers who want to provide evaluation training to their community partners are welcome to use these materials. Please credit the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center as the source.