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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

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.

HITEQ Highlights: Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers

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This webinar focused on how to improve child weight screening, nutrition and physical activity counselling, and design appropriate and meaningful interventions according to health center peers. Discussion and demonstrations of how you may be able to optimize your EHR to encourage accurate and complete collection of required data, and identify children who may need intervention also took place.  A number of tools that support this quality improvement around addressing child weight and potential for obesity were discussed, including Bright Futures guidance and data validation tools from HITEQ.

Laying the Foundation for Obesity Assessment and Management: An Introduction to the AAP Obesity Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Algorithm

A HRSA-MCHB Collaborative Webinar

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During this Bright Futures webinar presented by HRSA, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Obesity Leadership Workgroup addressed these topics:

  • Key components of a comprehensive obesity assessment (for patients ages 2-21) in the context of a well visit
  • Ways to engage patients and families in treatment
  • Obesity-specific family history, physical exam and review of systems
  • Potential laboratory and diagnostic tests for those at risk of co-morbidities
  • Key Bright Futures anticipatory guidance

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

A HRSA-MCHB Collaborative Webinar

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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.

Using Bright Futures to Achieve Excellence in Well-Child Care

A BPHC-MCHB Collaboration Webinar

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During this recorded webinar you will learn about the Bright Futures National Center (BFNC) and the revised Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition, from one of its co-editors. During this HRSA-sponsored webinar, a subject matter expert reviewed updates to the Guidelines and new content, including new health promotion themes, visit screening recommendations, anticipatory guidance, and more. She discussed how to efficiently and effectively integrate these new recommendations into your health center’s work and answered questions about the BFNC and Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition.

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Acknowledgements

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

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Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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