Obesity: Causes, Interventions, &

Actions for Primary Care Providers 

Obesity: Causes, Interventions, and Actions for Primary Care Providers is an online course accredited for 1.3 contact hours of NPCE, which includes 0.8 CH of pharmacology credit.  This course is co-sponsored by INPE and American Nurse Practitioner Foundation (ANPF) through an independent educational grant from Takeda.

The course is designed to provide an update on the pathophysiology and management of obesity.  It was created in response to an ANPF discussion panel on the obesity epidemic and effective practitioner interventions.  The full copy of the resulting ANPF white paper, Nurse Practitioners and the Prevention and Greatment of Adult Obesity, is available on the ANPF website.  Faculty for the CE program is Dr. Frances Sahebzamani. It is valid through 11/30/2016. 

The course is accredited by INPE, an AANP-Approved Provider of NP CE. It was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.


  • Describe physiological, neurobiological, and environmental factors that influence weight control
  • Assess patients’ obesity status and risk stratification using available tools, such as history, registries, chart reviews, electronic health records, and evidence‐based guidelines
  • Identify practical tools to support obesity management efforts within the practice and community settings
  • Individualize pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of obesity by implementing NHLBI,AACE, and other available evidence‐based guideline

To register for the free course, click HERE to go to INPE's online CE Center Once you have registered on the CE Center to ensure we have the necessary information for our CE records, you will be able to access the catalog where you will find the course, as well as a number of others.