Healthy Weight in Children
Healthy Weight in Children Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Nationwide, the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has more than tripled in recent decades. New strategies to promote healthy weight in children include policy-level initiatives and the implementation of practice changes by providers, schools, and communities to encourage the adoption of healthier lifestyles.
The featured Innovations describe a multi-sector, collaborative, statewide initiative that implemented new legislation, policies, and a social marketing campaign to promote behavior change and help halt the increase in childhood obesity.
The featured QualityTools provide toolkits and resources for families, community organizations, health care professionals, and employers to help promote healthy weight in children.
Also in This Issue:
- Child Abuse Experts Provide Videoconference-Enabled Consultations to Providers in Remote Emergency Departments and Clinics, Leading to More Accurate Diagnosis
- Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students
- County-Wide Collaborative Uses Pathways Model to Enhance Access to Insurance, Primary Care, and Mental Health Services for Low-Income Children
- Small, Rapid-Cycle Process Improvement Projects Produce Many Benefits for Hospital, Including Increasing Nurse Time Spent With Patients
- Barber-Based Monitoring, Education, and Referral Support Improve Treatment Rates and Blood Pressure Control in African-American Men