Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment (CHOPT) Projects
WHAT: Two projects that analyze Medicaid programs that are designed to prevent and treat childhood obesity to learn how they affect families and identify promising practices.
WHO: Participants include stakeholders in obesity prevention and treatment nationwide, including healthcare providers and families.
WHEN: May 2016 to November 2016
FUNDER: The projects are funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Medicaid Innovation
NICHQ'S ROLE: Conduct face-to-face interviews with families who participate in childhood obesity prevention and treatment programs. The interviews will inform the creation of a toolkit for innovative and promising programs to reduce childhood obesity in the Medicaid population. Convene a meeting of the CHOPT advisory committee, key stakeholders and families to create a discussion about childhood obesity and define strategies for prevention and treatment programs.