141st APHA Annual Meeting

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Fostering Healthy Kids: Discussions on Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Child Care

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This oral session includes presentations of tools, methods, and programs developed to improve children’s health in child care settings. Specifically, the national health and safety checklist, quality improvement in obesity prevention efforts, and promoting coordination between child care and medical homes will be explored.
Session Objectives: After attending this session, participants will be able to: • Describe the development and pilot of a national health and safety checklist for child care settings. • Apply quality improvement methods to address obesity in child care and early education settings. • Identify strategies for effectively improving relationships and care coordination between primary health care providers and child care staff.

National health and safety checklist: Development and pilot study
Abbey Alkon, PhD, Roberta Rose, RN, PHN, Alicia Ross-Beck, PNP, PhD Student, Mimi Wolff, MSW, Richard Fiene, PhD, Susan Aronson, MD, Ann Kaskel, RN , MSN and Jonathan B. Kotch, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health