4374.0 Healthy Weight Collaborative: An Improvement Approach for Communities Nationwide Promoting Healthy Weight

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
The Healthy Weight Collaborative is a national, innovative, data-driven quality improvement program to share and spread promising evidence-based, team-oriented clinical and community-based interventions to prevent and treat obesity for children and families. The collaborative is the focal activity of the Prevention Center for Healthy Weight, a project of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality in cooperation with the Health Resources Services Administration; the program is funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care Act. This 12-month learning collaborative brings together 50+ teams from communities nationwide; each multi-sector team represents stakeholders from public health, the community (e.g., schools, parks, transportation) and primary care. The session would feature presentations in the following four topics: 1. Overview of the Collaborative, its aims, and its improvement-driven approach to healthy weight in communities nationwide (including alignment with Healthy People 2020 objectives) 2. Strategies for recruiting and working in multi-sectoral teams and partnerships (vision for obesity prevention and sustainability) 3. Technology as a vehicle for sustainable change in communities in promoting healthy weight 4. Lessons from early implementation, including improvement science and implementation data from the collaborative.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify innovative strategies, such as leveraging improvement science, that can be used to prevent obesity via multi-sector, nationwide collaboration 2. Describe the key role of multi-sector partnerships in addressing obesity prevention 3. Explain how technology (e.g., user-generated commentary and review) may be used to leverage improvement for obesity prevention
Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, CEO
Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, CEO

5:30 PM
Emerging lessons from the Healthy Weight Collaborative: Improvement data informing healthier communities
Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, CEO, Sarah Linde-Feucht, MD, Shikha Anand, MD, MPH, Kimberly A. Harris, MM and Kathleen Reims, MD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)