HITEQ Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer Badge

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.



Lessons Learned: Implementing and Expanding Social Needs Screening Programs in Health Centers - Session 4: Level 4: Monitoring Population Level Data and Beyond

HITEQ Learning Collaborative Series

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Is your health center currently in the process of considering, implementing, or revamping a social needs screening program within your EHR or health IT system? Join this learning collaborative to learn about health center promising practices and key considerations to support the successful collection, monitoring, and addressing of social needs data. During the series, participants will explore the levels of maturity in the social needs screening implementation process. The levels of maturity include: 

  • Level 1: Coming to Consensus
  • Level 2: Implementing a Social Needs Screening Tool
  • Level 3: Responding to Positive Screens
  • Level 4: Monitoring and Using Data


Participants will gain information on concrete strategies and IT solutions that will help to improve internal systems, such as EHR utilization and care team workflows, and increase their capacity to advance individual and population-level health.  The HITEQ Center has partnered with the Louisiana Primary Care Association to design this series. Louisiana-based health centers will be showcased throughout the series to share their experiences with social needs screening, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned.


Annual UDS Clinical Measure Data Dashboard

Excel Tool for Data Monitoring

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This simple Excel file dashboard was shared by an existing FQHC and is used to depict performance on UDS measures over time.

This can be used to communicate with staff or monitor performance on UDS measures, and can be modified for use with other measures. There is also a tab with some real world advice on creating and using basic data monitoring dashboards included on the first tab.

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.

How Healthcare Visualizations Can Improve Organizational Buy-In

from Health Catalyst

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Data visualizations in many forms can be incredibly valuable in helping health center staff and leadership move from a passive understanding of the data to active support of health IT enabled, data driven quality improvement approaches. While introducing visualizations can create immediate value and understanding, ensuring that their full value is realized requires that stakeholders be fully engaged and understand how visualizations (such as dashboards) can support decision making.

Guide to Improving Care Processes and Outcomes in Health Centers

An approach to quality improvement

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The quality improvement (QI) approach outlined in this Guide can be used to augment current QI approaches used in your health center, or can serve as a placeholder QI methodology when there isn’t already a robust QI process in place.

It provides a framework and tools for documenting, analyzing, sharing and improving key workflows and information flows that drive performance on high-stakes care performance measures, and related improvement imperatives.

This webpage provides strategies and tools that health centers and their partners can use to enhance care processes and outcomes targeted for improvement, such as hypertension and diabetes control, preventive care, and many others.

2/21 HITEQ Highlights - Population Health Data Strategies

A HITEQ Center Webinar

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This session will provide an overview of why data monitoring is important and what we mean when we talk about it. Then, participants will discuss considerations prior to taking on data monitoring including data validation, transparency, and committed resources. Finally, the session will share case studies from organizations that are currently engaging in various types of data monitoring, including organizations that are using population health management systems and other software solutions.

Azara DRVS Implementation Team Finds Enthusiastic Data Validators in Client Health Care for the Homeless

A Case Study from Health Care for the Homeless

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Overvew: This case study looks at data validation and its role in implementing new analytics systems, such as Azara DRVS.

Creator: Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., courtesy of Chuck Amos, Director of Performance Improvement and HITEQ Advisory Committee Member

A Buyer’s Guide to Business Intelligence Tools

A Resource for Health Centers and Primary Care Associations

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The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) created this document to provide health centers with a better understanding of data analytics, the current capabilities of these tools, and the critical vendor selection and contracting issues related to the consideration, selection, implementation, and use of a data product. It is written to help health centers make informed decisions when it comes to determining how to build and use this business intelligence capability within their organizations.

Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer Badge