This guide provides the rationale and resources to support community organizations, governmental agencies and local collaboratives in their efforts to reach out and engage healthcare professionals to become part of their childhood obesity community advocacy team.
Family Engagement Guide: The Role of Family Health Partners in Quality Improvement Within a Pediatric Medical Home
This guide will help pediatric practices determine if they are ready to work with families as improvement partners, how to recruit and work with family health partners and how to evaluate, sustain and improve the family health partners role and relationship.
Next Steps: A Practitioner's Guide For Themed Follow-up Visits For Their Patients to Achieve a Healthy Weight
The all-new Next Steps is a guide and flip chart for clinicians to aid in conversations with children and adolescents about reducing and managing weight. The guide outlines a series of planned follow-up visits designed to teach evidence-based weight management strategies that can lead to success for the practitioner and patient.
This guide is designed for healthcare professionals already engaged in or starting their involvement in community advocacy efforts to bring about change in obesity rates. This guide teaches healthcare professionals how to effectively connect and partner with local and state organizations involved in community based education and advocacy to maximize the impact of efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
This Advocacy Resource Guide provides a snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children; a “how-to” for advocacy at the community, state and national levels; strategies for working with decision makers and the media to communicate a message; areas and opportunities for policy engagement; and tools and resources to help healthcare professionals plan and support their work.
In this paper, Cultivating Internal Change Agents for Medical Home Transformation, read about the Practice Transformation Facilitator (PTF) model including useful characteristics of PTFs, strategies for overcoming common challenges, and how the PTF model can be used to further the work of practice transformation.
This guide is a "nuts and bolts" manual about how to implement a healthy weight clinic in a primary care practice. A healthy weight clinic provides multi-disciplinary, community-oriented care within the medical home setting for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.
This report describes provides recommendations for how best to create a healthcare system in which all children receive care that is safe, effective, efficient, timely and family centered, regardless of background or cultural differences.
In the Spread of Quality Improvement for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs: An integrated Systems Strategy for Building the Title V Infrastructure project, NICHQ was tasked with improving the health and well being of children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families through building the capacity of state Title V programs to create and sustain effective community-based systems of care for this population. This report documents NICHQ's learnings and impact.