Mississippi ranks above national average with a 40.8% prevalence of obesity, a major risk factor for the development of cardio-metabolic health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke. While most cardio-metabolic disease prevention and treatment programs focus on nutrition and physical activity education, a more comprehensive and integrative approach is needed for sustainable lifestyle behavior change that promote and preserve good health.
The UMMC Healthy Lifestyle ECHO Program facilitates a collaborative discussion of evidence-based assessment and treatment guidelines for cardio-metabolic diseases through 6 interactive, monthly sessions. Each session features a lifestyle medicine specialist from UMMC and an MSU extension service agent. Through this collaboration, participants receive real-time recommendations on how to implement healthy lifestyle coaching with their patients as well as connect them to available community resources.
The Health Lifestyle ECHO program is hosted via the ZOOM video conferencing platform. It is held on the first Monday of the month from 7 pm to 8 pm CST. Providers are encouraged to submit cases to discuss once they register as a participant.
For more information or to register, contact Brea Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.