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BMI/State
Obesity Advocacy Glossary

Payment​

Action steps to increase payment in the state include:

  1. Advocate for appropriate payment for obesity monitoring and counseling services.
    States can mandate that all public and private payers provide payment for physician office visits monitoring BMI and nutritional counseling of overweight and obese children.

    Recommended by:

    For more information: The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)


    Pediatricians are reminded that all state advocacy efforts should be coordinated with state AAP chapters. To connect with your state AAP chapter, please visit:
    http://www.aap.org/member/chapters/chaplist.cfm​​


BMI Screening

Action steps to increase BMI screening in the state include:
  1. Explore BMI screening in schools for data collection.
    Collecting student BMI measurements from schools can help states target school districts and geographical areas with the highest rate of obesity.

    Recommended by:

    Pediatricians are reminded that all state advocacy efforts should be coordinated with state AAP chapters. To connect with your state AAP chapter, please visit: http://www.aap.org/member/chapters/chaplist.cfm​

http://www.aap​.org/member/chapters/chaplist.cfm