Healthy Care for Healthy Kids
WHAT: A project to reduce childhood obesity by enabling pediatric primary care practices to prevent, identify and treat overweight children.
WHO: The collaborative involved 18 Massachusetts-based pediatric practices and community health centers.
WHEN: December 2004 to May 2006
FUNDER: This project was funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
NICHQ'S ROLE: Convened an expert panel to develop a care model for the treatment of pediatric overweight/obesity and a curriculum for teaching pediatric practices how to implement the model. Facilitated a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative for practices to learn how to use quality improvement methodology to implement the care model.