PATHWEIGH is a process for primary care to provide, and patients to receive, medical assistance with weight loss and weight loss maintenance.  PATHWEIGH is NOT a weight loss program, it is a care process that focuses on reducing excess body weight and weight-related medical complications.  Patients receive highly individualized, flexible and evolving care based on their needs, access and preference.  This care is provided in the comfort and familiarity of primary care where a long-term relationship is key to success.


Most people in the U.S. struggle with their weight and primary care is poised to help. 

  • Over 70% of U.S. adults are considered overweight, and 42% have obesity. 
  • An increasing number of medical organizations – AMA, WHO, and FDA – recognize obesity not only as a risk factor but as a disease. 
  • Medical professional rarely treats it as such. For example, less than 1% of people with obesity are offered anything other than lifestyle advice.
  • Patients desperately want help managing their weight.

The goal of PATHWEIGH is to make weight management easier to do than not doing it. All PATHWEIGH tools, questionnaires, and resources are intended to be highly time-efficient, user-friendly, and employ existing resources. Our goal is to help you help your patients to be healthy and to prevent or manage diseases that result from excess weight.

Who can use PATHWEIGH?

As of March 17, 2023, PATHWEIGH has been deployed to all UCHealth primary care clinics in Colorado and Wyoming. PATHWEIGH is not available outside UCHealth primary care clinics at this time because it is being studied with a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

This website is intended for any UCHealth primary care clinic team member interested in implementing PATHWEIGH. Please navigate the site using the toolbar on the top and/or left of this screen. Questions can be emailed to

If you are a patient who is interested in receiving medical assistance with weight management from your primary care provider, and are a current patient at a UCHealth primary care clinic, please reach out to your clinic and ask to schedule a Weight Prioritized Visit. Please click this link to hear success stories from patients that have had weight-prioritized visits and here to find more information for patients.


Please see the video below to learn more about how PATHWEIGH is helping Coloradans


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PATHWEIGH: Pragmatic weight management in primary care

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