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Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers
Promising Practices and Lessons Learned: January 2019

Resource Topic: HIT/Data, Promising Practice, Quality Improvement, Social Determinants of Health
Resource Subtopic: childhood obesity

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language: English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: In the Fall of 2018, 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. Seven key areas of improvement from interviews are identified in the resulting issue brief. The brief provides health center examples, related research, and health IT tools for each of these areas.

Resource Details: In the Fall of 2018, 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, Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents (CMS155v6), and how they are taking further steps to identify and intervene with those at risk of obesity by leveraging health information technology, electronic health records, and resulting data. Seven key areas of improvement from interviews are identified in the resulting issue brief.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.