HB+ is proud to partner with the National Minority Health Association to help bring about health equity and close the disparity gap in health and healthcare for underserved, marginalized, hard-to-reach, and minority communities.

An analysis of patient encounters at 38 primary care clinics found that patients were more likely to participate in a recommended weight loss program and lose weight successfully if physicians presented treatments for obesity as good news and as an “opportunity” rather than emphasizing the negative consequences of obesity or using neutral language. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.