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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, PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors, C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

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

Resource Summary: Early experiences and choices have a profound impact on lifelong health. It is crucial to cultivate healthy habits during childhood and adolescence in order 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 introduced and discussed 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 in order 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 introduced and discussed tools and resources for health care professionals/CHWs working in health center settings and the community. Participants and subject experts discussed and shared promising practices and successful program models for age-specific health and nutrition education. They learned about effective counseling and behavior change techniques that engage children, adolescents, and their families in adopting healthier eating habits and increased physical activity. Educational materials, toolkits, and references were distributed for further learning and implementation.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Health Equity, Emerging Issues, Operations, Quality Improvement, Special & Vulnerable Populations, Workforce, Promising/Best Practices

Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Population Health, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Patient Engagement, Development/Training, Leadership, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

Keywords: Access to Care, Adolescents and Youth, Partnerships, 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.