Become A Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer!

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.


Health Center Childhood Obesity Preventer Resources

Moving Clinics Upstream - Forward Planning: Addressing Food Insecurity from the CBO Perspective

CCI Webinar

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As we kick off the new year, we’ll hear from a few community-based organizations that are working to address food insecurity in Los Angeles. They will discuss how they have had to pivot due to the coronavirus pandemic, how they envision their work changing in 2021, and what opportunities exist for health clinics and CBO’s to collaborative to address food insecurity in a post-COVID world.

We hope hearing lessons learned and considerations about what comes next from a CBO perspective will help you think about how best to move your MCU work forward, and what opportunities may exist to build or strengthen partnerships to address social needs. Leveraging our analogous example mindsets, teams will be able to gather inspiration and insights that can be applied to social needs even beyond food security.

This webinar is open to all MCU participants but not required for the whole team. We encourage participation from team members or organizational staff that are involved in the planning and implementation of social needs strategies. This webinar is also open to the general public and we invite you to pass this webinar opportunity to others in your network.

Leveraging Telehealth to Address Social Determinants

NCTRC Webinar

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Advances in technology and telehealth not only have the potential to increase access, diversify revenue, and decrease social determinants of health but will also help integrate social care back into the health care landscape. As the healthcare industry is shifting from fee-for-service to value-based care, planning, implementing and enhancing telehealth as a service delivery model will be a crucial part of the puzzle in ensuring that we are on the leading edge and not the bleeding edge of reimbursement strategies.

Federal Activities and Approaches to Advance Social Determinants of Health Data Use and Interoperability in Support of Community Health Centers

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

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Health centers now report on social determinant of health screening activities and many use the PRAPARE tool for this purpose; for years, however, health centers have focused on the broader health and social needs of the individuals they serve often making referrals to community based organizations and utilizing available enabling services. Today, there is growing interest and awareness on the value and use of interoperable social determinants of health (SDoH) data to support individual, community, and population level health improvement. View this HITEQ Center webinar, where the The Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT present on the current state of federal activities and standards based approaches for collecting, sharing, and using SDoH data with a focus on technical and policy considerations. The presentation describes available standards, tools, and initiatives for health center use and input.

Telehealth Strategies and Resources for Serving Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Published June 2020

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For many, telehealth has removed barriers and ensured that people receive care when and where it is most convenient. However, while telehealth can remove obstacles, if not used deliberately and thoughtfully, it can exacerbate many inequalities that exist in the United States. One factor that is essential to account for is language accessibility, which, if not provided, limits the number of patients who are able to utilize telehealth services. 

Enabling Services Data Collection: Documenting Health Center Interventions in a Value-Based Payment Environment

Hosted by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations and Health Outreach Partners

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In collaboration with Health Outreach Partners (HOP), AAPCHO continues to promote the importance of documenting social determinants of health (SDoH) interventions to demonstrate the value and scope of health center enabling services (ES). AAPCHO and HOP were joined by the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to highlight how state, regional, and national partners can leverage SDoH and ES data for Value-Based Payment (VBP).
Through a national webinar, participants learned useful strategies with tools and resources to successfully implement a standardized data collection methodology for the tracking and documentation of non-clinical data. In turn, health center stakeholders, including health center and Primary Care Association (PCA) staff, will be able to articulate or better demonstrate how they are using non-clinical, ES data for VBP. This national webinar was also be conducted for health center and PCA staff to share insights and recommendations on how they plan to use enabling services data for the transition to VBP in their local, state, or regional context.

Better Together: Health and HMIS Data, Best Practices and Examples from the Field

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In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC), CSH and the National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council will be presenting a webinar on data sharing and integration between healthcare and homeless services.

This Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-supported project will educate attendees on work happening in their communities to bridge homeless services and health system data collection and sharing. Presenters will highlight key areas including working through privacy rules and overcoming barriers to sharing, systems integration, funding, and incorporating Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data collection.

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.

Using Social Determinants of Health Data & New Technology Tools to Connect with Appropriate Community Resources

We asked the questions, now what? Updated in December 2018

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The collection of data related to patients' non-medical needs through use of Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) assessment tools, can accelerate systemic population health improvement, as well as engage patients in addressing their social non-medical needs (such as transportation, shelter, or intimate partner violence services) through coordinated access to appropriate services. This case study discusses the process a health center may use to identify and stratify need, and profiles a number of new technologies, including Aunt Bertha, Now Pow, and 211 Community Information Exchange, for connecting patients to appropriate community resources.




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

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