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Health Center Partnerships to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Early experiences and choices profoundly impact lifelong health. Cultivating healthy habits during childhood and adolescence is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, promoting physical and cognitive development, enhancing resilience, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. However, children and adolescents often encounter obstacles in managing their health and lifestyle choices due to environmental factors, educational and social influences, and limited autonomy.NNCC introduces and discusses tools and resources for health care professionals/CHWs working in health center settings and the community.

Resource Details: Early experiences and choices have a profound impact on lifelong health. It is crucial to cultivate healthy habits during childhood and adolescence to maintain a healthy lifestyle, promote physical and cognitive development, enhance resilience, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. However, children and adolescents often encounter obstacles in managing their health and lifestyle choices due to environmental factors, educational and social influences, and limited autonomy. NNCC invites you to join us as we introduce and explore tools and resources for healthcare professionals in health center settings and the community. During this event, participants and subject experts will discuss and exchange promising practices and successful program models for age-specific health and nutrition education. Additionally, effective behavior change techniques that engage children, adolescents, and their families in adopting healthier eating habits and ways to increase physical activity will be shared. Educational materials, toolkits, and references will be provided to support further learning and implementation. Learning Outcomes Explore age-specific nutritional requirements and SNAP-funded programs\' role in supporting children and adolescents\' nutritional needs, emphasizing the importance of cultivating healthy habits during childhood and adolescence. Identify challenges in youth health management and effective behavior change approaches that engage children, adolescents, and their families in sustained lifestyle modifications, adopting healthier eating habits and increased physical activity, and common barriers. Create a blueprint for utilizing community resources and support systems to complement clinical interventions for better outcomes.

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Impact/Outcomes, Partnerships, Health Equity, Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, COVID-19.

Keywords: Access to Care, Adolescents and Youth, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Residents of Public Housing.

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 $6,625,000 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.