Weight bias and weight stigma in healthcare

Course Description

In this learning experience, we will follow the stories of Nora and Nate. Their stories will illustrate how countless patients find it challenging to receive necessary care because of the stigma and bias associated with body size.

Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand how weight bias impacts healthcare providers and patients.
  • Prevent weight stigma and bias from undermining patient treatment and quality of care.
  • Use evidence-based strategies to protect themselves and others from implicit biases connected to weight and body size.
  • Apply practical strategies to provide high-quality, patient-centered care for people of all body sizes.


Yes, 0.5 contact hours ACCME (Physicians) or ANCC (Nurses).

Pass the brief quiz to receive 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 and/or 0.5 ANCC Nursing CE Credits.


30 minutes



Course Link

  1. Available January 2023