Become A Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer!

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Supporting young patients in achieving and maintaining a healthy BMI and living healthy, active lives is critical to their ability to live full, healthy, and happy lives. Health centers improve the health of their patients and community by addressing child and adolescent weight.

The resources below are the product of a HRSA-MCHB collaboration, highlighting important evidence-based tools from Bright Futures as well as tools from HITEQ to improve the use of your EHR and health IT systems to support implementation of promising practice.

Visit the 4 part webinar series and their related resources linked below on this page and then fill out the submission form on the right and you will be rewarded with a Childhood Obesity Preventer badge!​ 

This is an official badge that is submitted by the HITEQ Center as a proof of completion to the blockchain. Your badge can be added to profiles such as LinkedIn and verified through accreditation services such as Accredible and Open Badge.


Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer Resources

Panel Management in the Age of Value-Based Care

Health Center Case Studies Developed with Chiron Strategy Group, June 2019

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Panel management is an essential function of a health center. When done well, it smooths the scheduling and operations of the health center; when done poorly it creates challenges with productivity, patient continuity, Quality Improvement reporting, and more. This resource offers guidance on improving panel management activities, including real-life examples from two health centers of the challenges and successes in managing panels.

Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers

Promising Practices and Lessons Learned: January 2019

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The HITEQ Center interviewed ten health centers and health center partners to identify solutions and promising practices for addressing childhood obesity across the health center program. The focus included how health centers are meeting the Uniform Data System (UDS) measure and how they are taking further steps to identify and intervene with those at risk of obesity leveraging health information technology, electronic health records, and the data they have. Seven key areas are identified in the resulting issue brief.

Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services

A profile of health center experiences, developed with Chiron Strategy Group

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As more health centers seek to break down siloes that can fragment patient care, collaboration with or integration of behavioral health care has been strengthened, although data integration remains difficult and privacy remains paramount. This brief discusses some of the approaches, successes, and challenges in integrating behavioral health data within primary care services.

Rising Risk: An Overview of Identification and Intervention Approaches

A brief from JSI with the support of Blue Shield of California Foundation

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This brief explores the concept of rising risk in the health field. Given that it is well understood that the top 5% of patients account for more than 50% of utilization, it follows that identifying risk in the population early and intervening effectively has the potential to save resources and improve health outcomes. The growing emphasis on efficiency and value, a new set of data collection and analysis tools, and the recognition that uncoordinated, after-the-fact response is not optimal all support a focus on rising-risk populations. 

Using Health Technology to Improve Performance on Clinical Quality Measures

Experiences of HealthNet of Indianapolis, Winner of HIMSS Davies Community Health Organization Award

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HealthNet’s successful use of Health IT to move metrics is highlighted in case studies focused on the value of leveraging IT to standardize care and improve patient outcomes. With the assistance of electronic health records and a variety of IT interventions, HealthNet has reduced low birth weights, improved care outcomes for pediatric patients, and significantly increased patient satisfaction.

Dental Dashboard

from the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)

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This health center-tested Dental Dashboard, created by NNOHA and partners, is an interactive resource that allows users to monitor a set of dental measures through an online data collection tool and a chart presentation tool, allowing monitoring of performance and opportunities for QI. A case study is also included.

In the Incubator: Using Social Determinants Data

From the Center for Care Innovations

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This mini-case study describes Petaluma Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center’s approach to incorporating social determinants data into their daily workflows.  They then used Tableau visualization to represent the data to enable them to target interventions in the community.  Petaluma’s lessons learned and next steps are discussed, and a link to the full, detailed case study is provided.

Building a Data-Driven Culture: Video Learning Series and Case Study

From the Center for Care Innovations

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Healthcare organizations are flooding with data. Health centers have a wealth of data about their patients and their community. It is essential that these organizations  build a strong foundation of people, processes and technology to leverage that data to improve care and better serve the underserved.

Three Domains to Improve Performance

Immunization Coverage Case Study

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Improving performance can be boiled down to three approaches: improving the completeness and accuracy of data, decreasing missed opportunities, and improving the quality of services. Determining which of these is appropriate for your circumstance requires doing some data validation to assess where the issue lies. If you have not taken that step yet, please visit that section of the HITEQ site.



This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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