Nutrition, Weight Status, and Physical Activity 3.1
Increase efforts to prevent, detect and intervene earlier with children above a healthy weight range.
Expansion of Current Programs/Efforts:
Expanded Healthy Weight Plan goal throughout Division of General Academic Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics; implementation in progress (standardized, evidence-based assessment for all CMH general pediatrics clinics-BMI calculation, physical activity and nutrition assessment and planning for all general pediatric patients aged 2 or above presenting for well child care
Expanded Zoom to Health in community locations (YMCA)
Replication of PHIT Kids Weight Management Clinic pilot scheduling template in other PHIT Kids Weight Management clinics
PHIT Kids Evening Group now offered at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas
Improved access through a 52% increase in clinic visits from FY 2012 to FY 2013
Expansion and refinement of services to include Stage 4 treatment for severe obesity
To improve our capacity to provide care for children with severe obesity seen as inpatients or outpatients.
Increased educational opportunities for local healthcare and community primary care professionals:
Single day conference focused on the co-morbidities of pediatric obesity was hosted at CMH. The workshop attracted over 100 people, reinforcing the need to continue to support annual workshops.
Second annual Weight Management ambulatory care conference is scheduled for 11/8/14
Completion of CQPI project on obesity prevention and early intervention efforts (August 2014)
Obtained Part 4 Maintenance of Certification credit for physicians participating in General Academic Pediatrics Healthy Weight Plan project
Conducted a needs assessment specific to community primary care providers resulting in a new work group to provide input and recommendations to enhance community treatment and linkage to resources
Development of a cost model for return on investment for weight management programs was started and materials were developed to support reimbursement
New tracking of clinic access, outcomes, research, and quality measures
Implementation of new intake questionnaire to better assess family desires for treatment
Developed a centralized resource of over 250 metro programs that deliver services related to physical activity, healthy eating and weight management through Systems Mapping
Extensive literature review on causal pathways for obesity and strategies to prevent or mitigate obesity