Managing Obesity Risk: The Weight Epidemic Can’t Wait

Join PBGH and the Integrated Benefits Institute for a webinar series on obesity and weight management.

Presentations will address the science of obesity and developing a whole person health approach that integrates medical, behavioral and psychosocial aspects of weight management. This series will bring together academic, purchaser, patient, health plan and provider perspectives.

Why now: Obesity is a key risk factor not only for diabetes and cardiac disease, and the urgency of a population-based approach has increased due to greater risk for COVID complications. Learn about important implications for benefit design and prescription drug formulary management.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
What Purchasers Need to Know

  • Understanding the science of obesity
  • Myths and facts about obesity
  • Quantifying the impact of obesity on employee health and our health care system
  • Creating a benefit design to address obesity care


  • Andrew Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Applied Health Sciences, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
  • Jenny Goins, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, formerly Kentucky State Employers

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Creating an Inclusive and Comprehensive Benefit Offering

  • A patient perspective on benefits access and benefits coverage language
  • Designing a patient-centered program
  • Success factors in member engagement and outcomes


  • Ava Zebrick, MSHCM, Patient Experience Supervisor, Oschner Medical Center
  • Bruce Sherman, M.D,, FCCP, FACOEM, Medical Director, Employers Health Coalition
  • Rachel Miegel, Well-being Program Strategist, CSAA Insurance Group

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Addressing Obesity as Part of a Whole-Person Health Strategy

  • Engaging members to improve total health
  • Weight management support as part of a well-being strategy
  • Addressing health equity and social determinants
  • Providing a comprehensive strategy to support members


  • Rami Bailony, MD, Co-Founder & CEO, Enara Health
  • Tammy Watts, Clinical Services Program Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Anuruddh Kumar Misra, M.D., FACP, CAQSM, QME, Premise Health/Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Jason Parrot, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Growth and Partnerships, Vida Health
  • Tara Sherman, Well-being Strategy Leader, The Boeing Company

Click here to register for any of the days in the series.


Begins: May 25, 2022
Ends: June 8, 2022