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Midwestern Collaborative for Treating Obesity in Rural Primary Care

This study will explore ways to reduce disparities in health care and outcomes for individuals who are disproportionately affected by obesity. Nearly twenty percent of the population in the United States lives in rural communities. Rural residents suffer disproportionately from obesity and have less access to effective weight loss programs. This study will evaluate different approaches for treating obesity in primary care settings. It will compare the traditional, fee-for-service model with models that coordinate services either in the context of a patient-centered medical home or through a telephone-delivered disease management program.


Other Information:

  • Principal Investigator (also GPC Principal Investigator): Christie Befort, PhD; University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Participating GPC Sites:
    • University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Funding announced: September 30, 2014
  • Project Budget: $10,017,143
  • Project Period: 5 Years
  • PCORI Project Page
  • KUMC News Article
  • Abstract


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