• These educational modules with input and guidance from the Section on Obesity, to assist primary care providers in addressing childhood overweight and obesity. Topics include: 1) a detailed overview of the obesity issue, 2) a discussion of relevant quality improvement concepts, 3) guidance for using an algorithm resource, developed for use in primary care 4) tips for setting up your office for success, 5) managing and treating obesity comorbidities, and 6) motivational interviewing. CME available upon completion of each module.

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    • A series of mini modules to support primary care providers in their clinical care and anticipatory guidance on critical early feeding and obesity prevention topics for the first two years of life. There is one introductory module and then a series of 14 mini modules in the following high-level categories: sound nutrition; responsive relationships, and safe and healthy environments. Key topics covered include: breastfeeding, bottle feeding, food introduction, hunger & satiety, physical activity, parenting styles and more. CME and MOC part II available upon completion of sets of modules.

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    • Designed to help health professionals utilize MI techniques to navigate challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity. Change Talk is a virtual practice environment in which health care providers assume the role of a pediatrician and engage in a simulated conversation and the user learns to apply MI techniques to help the virtual humans identify motivation for change, supporting them to implement modifications to their diet, screen time habits, exercise routines, and more! Available as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

    • Learn more about the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Kognito partnership to change the conversation about childhood obesity explained in this case study.

    • To download the mobile app at Apple iTunes, click here

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    • A series of two webinars that highlight the conference findings from the conference titled Evidence-based childhood obesity treatment: Improving access and systems of care which was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with matching funds from the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight.

    • 1) Improving Payment for Obesity Care: Strategies and Advocacy Recommendations from the AAP/AHRQ Obesity Treatment & Reimbursement Conference
      2) Applying Recommendations from the AAP/AHRQ Obesity Treatment & Reimbursement Conference

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    • The Importance of Addressing Weight-based Bullying with Your Pediatric Patients Webinar: The webinar features a discussion about weight-based bullying including practice testimonials and an introduction of resources available to support healthcare professionals. A moderated panel discussion and question and answer session were also included.

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    • Join authors from the Expert Exchange Workgroup to discuss their recently published articles. Learn from authors about key concepts in their articles, what the findings might mean for your practice, as well as future implications for the field.

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    • Today, one in six children living in the US lives in a food-insecure household. Even short stretches with food insecurity can dismantle/disrupt the foundation of a child’s health and well-being. While all households are vulnerable for food insecurity, there are certain types of households and children that face higher risks of food insecurity. As a part of the Institute’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month activities, Dr Sandy Hassink, MD, FAAP, presents “Why are children hungry? What can pediatricians do?”

    • Webinar Objectives:

    • Explore latest research on food insecurity
    • Discuss the relationship between food insecurity, obesity and poverty
    • Review AAP policy and screening tools and associated “Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians”

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    • The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Webinar Series - “Engagement and Retention in Weight Management: Latest Research and Practical Tools” webinar. The webinar was conducted by Sarah Hampl, MD, Erinn T. Rhodes, MD, MPH and Joseph A. Skelton, MD, MS, who will highlighted the latest research in patient retention and engagement in pediatric weight management and showcased the patient retention toolkit that was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in obesity management.

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