The obesity work historically performed by the PBRT has ended. The work of the PBRT included providing clinical support and leadership through weight management education, webinars, resources and tools and a consultation service that was accessible across the province.
The team also supported zone and provincial decision makers for initiatives related to weight management and chronic disease management.
This multidisciplinary team included:
PBRT provided clinical support and leadership in several areas, including:
The definition of the term "bariatric" refers to the "branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity". It is a common misconception that the term bariatrics refers only to surgery as opposed to the spectrum of obesity and overweight management.
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