The Childhood Obesity in Primary Care modules were developed by the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight with input and guidance from the Section on Obesity. These modules and slides can be used for continuing medical education (CME), resident education, and professional presentations. 


Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME credits for these modules are claimed online through the AAP Transcript System via PediaLink. If you do not have an account or AAP ID number, you will need to create one, in order to complete the post-event evaluation for each module, claim CME credits and print CME certificates. If you need to create an AAP ID, please see section 1.B in the CME instruction sheet.    

 

For each of the following modules, you must also complete the corresponding quiz and earn a score of 70% or higher. CME and MOC credits are processed on a monthly basis and may take up to 6 weeks to appear on your transcript . To  claim your credit, please refer to the CME instruction sheet. If you have any questions or have an urgent request, please email obesity@aap.org. ​


Educational Modules Available:

 


  Faculty: Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP

  This module covers the impact of childhood obesity and the role of the provider at the clinic and within the community.


   Learning Objectives

  • Explain the impact of pediatric obesity on individual patients (physical, social and emotional) and on the  population (cost, chronic disease burden, etc)
  • Describe 3 factors that contribute and/or cause obesity.
  • Explain the role of the PCP in prevention, assessment, treatment and advocacy

   Module Materials

  • Access Module 1
  • Post-event Evaluation​ [NOTE: To receive CME credit, you must complete this evaluation in its entirety.]
  • Presentation Slides
  • Verification Requirements: Module 1​                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


  [Faculty: Janice Libehart, MS]

  This module is designed for sites participating in quality improvement through the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight.


  Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose and key components of a Key Driver Diagram
  • Define the steps in PDSA cycles within the Model for Improvement and how cycles are used to  change practice systems
  • Identify the Global Aim and Key Drivers for the Childhood Obesity in Primary Care project

  Module Materials

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  [Faculty: Tory Rogers, MD, FAAP]

  This module focuses on childhood obesity assessment and management and utilizes the new AAP Obesity Algorithm to walk through existing   

  recommendations in the context of pediatric care in the primary care office.


  Learning Objectives

  • Describe the three critical elements of a comprehensive obesity assessment in the context of a well visit
  • Define an augmented obesity-specific Family History, Physical Exam and Review of Systems
  • Identify possible laboratory and diagnostic test for those at risk of co-morbidities

  Module Materials

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  [Faculty: Christopher Bolling, MD, FAAP]

  This module explains how you can prime your office environment, systems, and staff teams to better address obesity in your office and it explains practical      

  strategies for helping patients with overweight and obesity.


  Learning Objectives

  • Describe the components of supportive office environment for obesity prevention and treatment
  • Explain Patient First Language
  • Describe specific strategies for management of obesity in the primary care office (Stage 1 and 2)

  Module Materials

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  [Faculty: Jeannie Huang, MD, FAAP]

  This module discusses the most common comorbidities of obesity, how they present in primary care, and how to manage or co-manage the most common 

  comorbidities with a subspecialist. In addition, it highlights Stages 3 and 4 of obesity treatment.


  Learning Objectives

  • Understand the appropriate workup and co-management of the most common comorbidities associated with obesity
  • Explain the strategies for stages 3 and 4 of obesity treatment
  • Define the essential aspects of successful care coordination needed for patients with obesity (with emphasis on the role of the PCP)

  Module Materials

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  [Faculty: Bob Schwartz, MD, FAAP]

  This module introduces the concept of motivational interviewing as an important strategy in the context of primary care.


  Learning Objectives

  • Understand the appropriate workup and co-management of the most common comorbidities associated with obesity
  • Explain the strategies for stages 3 and 4 of obesity treatment
  • Define the essential aspects of successful care coordination needed for patients with obesity (with emphasis on the role of the PCP)
  Module Materials

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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
  • This program is accredited for 1.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx), (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.
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