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The OWCH program focuses on the essentials of lifestyle counseling in primary care. You can earn CME credits for completing the training and taking a short quiz after each module. We have created this program with the intent of creating a standard approach to lifestyle counseling to maximize your potential to help your patients lead healthier lives and have provided a user-friendly approach for integrating lifestyle counseling into your practice.


The training is broken down into four modules:

Module 1: Rationale for Lifestyle & Weight Management Counseling provides an overview of the obesity epidemic and explains the importance of lifestyle counseling. 
Module 2: Lifestyle Practices for Weight Management & Health Promotion demonstrates how to write an exercise prescription and give basic nutritional advice. 
Module 3: Models of Behavior Modification provides pertinent health modification constructs. 
Module 4: The Pressure System Model of Lifestyle Counseling in Primary Care provides an algorithm for lifestyle counseling in clinical practice and case studies exemplifying its applicability. 


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