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
Event date: 1/15/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living: A Focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention During the First Five Years
Alyssa Carlisle

Building a Foundation for Healthy Active Living: A Focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention During the First Five Years

A HRSA-MCHB Collaborative Webinar

During this recorded webinar, HRSA offered an opportunity for providers to learn about childhood obesity prevention:

  • Why are the first five years of life critically important from an early obesity prevention perspective?
  • How can health care providers support families in establishing and maintaining healthy, active living-related behaviors?

Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, previous president of the American Academy of Pediatrics and internationally recognized expert in child obesity prevention, discussed key anticipatory guidance and counseling techniques and desired actions (for the health care provider and parent). She also highlighted tools and resources to support implementation.


Note: This webinar is part 2 of a 4-part Learning Series for Community Health Centers. See the other webinars in this series here and here, as well as this report about promising practices.

Recordings of these webinars are no longer available, but slides {and/or transcripts} are available below.

Documents to download

Previous Article Using Bright Futures to Achieve Excellence in Well-Child Care
Next Article Laying the Foundation for Obesity Assessment and Management: An Introduction to the AAP Obesity Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Algorithm


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

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