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We believe that public and private sector-based partnerships are essential to developing, testing, building and implementing solutions that have proven to be successful. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has been a catalyst for collaboration and program development to serve identified and verified community needs.
Our aim is to create science-based programs, education and initiatives that promote health and well being and positively impact people’s lives. These programs were developed by creating new thinking, evaluating the new concepts, and developing, implementing and assessing projects in the community.
The Center for Integrative Medicine
The Center for Integrative Medicine (TCIM) offers physician-managed care that emphasizes the wellness and healing of the entire person. Housed within the world-class University of Colorado Hospital, services go beyond stand-alone complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Finding the correct balance of evidence-based therapies, lifestyle changes and conventional treatments is the clinical goal for each patient. TCIM’s board-certified physicians and their colleagues develop and supervise treatment plans in coordination with the patient and the patient’s other health care providers. Professional practitioners work in concert with one another in order to provide the safest and most effective health care possible. TCIM’s practical and conservative approach to alternative therapy saves your patients money, while enabling them to take responsibility for their health and providing them the best chance for successful results.
Center for Human Nutrition
The Center for Human Nutrition (CHN) is an interdisciplinary team encompassing basic and clinical research, post-graduate training and career development of nutrition professionals, and community outreach. The research conducted at the CHN focuses on obesity prevention and treatment, nutrient metabolism, and micronutrient status in children. The community outreach activities initiated and conducted through the CHN aim to improve quality of life by promoting physical activity and nutritional awareness. Funding for CHN comes from a variety of sources, including federal and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and commercial industries. In addition to the basic research of the principal investigators, CHN also includes the research groups listed below.
The Colorado Weigh program is an innovative, research-based weight loss program developed over the last 10 years by the renowned Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Colorado Weigh is a comprehensive, group-based, weight management program involving impacting behavior and environment changes to produce and maintain healthy body weights. The program is leading edge because it uses the energy gap for weight loss, a proprietary formula for estimating behavioral changes needed to maintain weight loss. The program has been delivered to thousands of overweight and obese people in the metro Denver area and throughout the country.
Clinical Trials Division
Clinical Trials Division conducts industry-sponsored research with a focus on nutrition. Current areas of study include weight loss, weight maintenance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. They specialize in behavioral approaches to weight loss, delivered through group classes and/or one-on-one counseling that can be tailored to suit a particular protocol and combined with other treatments.
Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes; funded by NIH/NIDDK grant U01 DK057151) is a multicenter, randomized clinical trial to examine the effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss over the long term through decreased caloric intake and exercise.
America On the Move Foundation
America On the Move Foundation (AOM) is a national non-profit organization, co-founded by Dr. James O. Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and Dr. John C Peters, chief strategy officer of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Based on a small changes approach, its mission is to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities and society. AOM has reached millions of people through its programs and its website.
Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center
The Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC – funded by NIH/NIDDK grant P30 DK048520) has had an important impact on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus by successfully fostering interdisciplinary research and development of young investigators. NORC researchers continue to be successful in attracting funding and in publishing research results. The NORC maintains a Research Base which is comprised of over one hundred researchers who use one of our core laboratories (Administrative, Clinical, Energy Balance, Metabolism).
The Colorado Obesity Research Initiative
The Colorado Obesity Research Initiative (CORI – funded by the academic enrichment program of the Dean’s Office, School of Medicine) is a collaborative group of researchers on the Anschutz Medical Campus involved in obesity research. This initiative supports research in the interest areas of food intake, energy metabolism, weight management, cell biology, maternal and fetal origins of obesity and metabolic dysregulation.