The site hopes to improve outcomes of patients with obesity or at risk for obesity through coordinated PC/mobile web-based tools for provider practice change via deliberate practice-based simulation training, patient health management and communication with providers, and clinic leader and healthcare organization implementation of the activity.
Approximately 42.4% of American adults are considered obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 30), and nearly 1/3 are overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9). Obesity increases the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer and is associated with disability and premature death.
Our website and associated interactivity impacts patients with overweight and obesity via deliberate practice-based training of providers, a data collection tool for patients, and improved communication between patients and providers. Via this unique capability, this project can improve the health and wellness of patients with overweight and obesity and address the public health challenge of adult obesity and its medical consequences.
- Clinicians who need more information and training on obesity treatment
- Primary Care Physicians
- Resident Physicians who work in primary care
Clinical Tools will not share your personal information with any third parties. However, if taking one of our modules is part of your required coursework, your measurement data (e.g.pre/post tests) will be reported to your professor upon their request.
The website is being developed by Clinical Tools, Inc. This website was developed entirely by funding from grant #2R44DK091144-01A1 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
In the About Us section, there is a brief overview of CTI, as well as a link to our corporate site.
Using the Site
If you are a returning user, please refer to our Returning Users page for answers to all your questions.
Credits vary by module. Users will receive a set amount of CME credit hours upon completing the activity.
On your Account page, there is a list of all your earned certificates in the left sidebar. When a you earn a certificate, we also send a copy to your email.
Please contact us to request a copy. It helps if you can provide the username or email you used and the list of activities for which you need certificates for.
Clinical Tools includes multiple measures in our modules to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and intended behavior. We track this data for all users to assess the impact of our online curriculum.
If you’ve forgotten your password, you can request to have it changed. Enter in the email for your account and you will receive a link to change your password.
If you wish to review content, all the content is free to access and download. The courses are found on the Home page. If you completed the program prior to 6/1/18 and need a copy of your certificate, please contact us to request a copy or refer to our Returning Users page for answers to all your other questions.
You will need to set up a new account if you are coming from our previous site (ImpactObesity.com). Upon account set-up, you may access the training material that you previously purchased. Please refer to our Returning Users page for answers to all your other questions.
Groups page to learn more about how you can create a group for organization training (multiple users). Contact us if you have any additional questions.
You will access your group training depending on how your group leader chose to add people to the group. Choose from the two scenarios as they apply to you:
- I received a link to sign up:
If you were sent a sign-up link, you will need to register your account via that link to be correctly added to your group. Once you are registered, your group activities can be found on your Account page. You will be enrolled in all activities your group leader has assigned to your group.
- I received an email with a username and password:
If you received an automatic “You’ve been added to the group” email, simply click on the link provided in the email to log in and access your group activity(s). *If you did not receive the email, check your spam folder or reset your password using the email your group leader used.
Additional activities, outside of your group training, may be accessible on the site’s homepage. If you already created an account, but don’t have access to the activities you think you should, please contact us and we will add you to the correct group.