NICHQ’s Childhood Obesity Action Network is pleased to bring you exciting news in the field of childhood obesity. On Friday, June 8th, the recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity were released. These recommendations were made by the Expert Committee, convened by the AMA, CDC, and HRSA.
At a very exciting time in pediatric health care, the Childhood Obesity Action Network has launched an implementation strategy to help clinicians make these recommendations come to life. NICHQ, together with key partners, is creating an Implementation Guide to accompany the recommendations of the Expert Committee. This comprehensive Implementation Guide is for health care providers and will include detailed tools they can use with their patients.
The key to making these recommendations a reality is for providers to have easy access to tools and resources that they can start using immediately in their practice. The Implementation Guide will bring these together from successful practices that clinicians can easily adapt to their own patient population. To develop a guide that best serves you, we’d love to have input from you and your colleagues. Click here to complete a short survey, letting the team know what you would like to see in the Implementation Guide.
NICHQ’s Action Network works to ensure that providers have access to the best available evidence and promising practices on prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and the tools necessary to implement these recommendations. The Implementation Guide is kicking off a series of upcoming changes and developments in the Action Network that will help clinicians work together to make a strong impact on the childhood obesity epidemic. The Implementation Guide will be available on the NICHQ website the week of June 25th.
To learn more about the Childhood Obesity Action Network and other NICHQ programs, please visit www.nichq.org.