Childhood Obesity Tools
Most childhood obesity tools are available within the Childhood Obesity Action Network, a free online community available through this Web site.
Some tools are also available here:
Assessment and Diagnosis Tools
Management and Treatment - Office Tools
Management and Treatment - Care Partnerships Support Tools
Family Information Tools
Community Resources Tools
Office Culture Tools
Healthy Care for Healthy Kids
NICHQ, the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, and the teams from NICHQ’s Learning Collaborative Healthy Care for Healthy Kids, a Collaborative to Prevent, Identify and Manage Childhood Overweight, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, have developed a toolkit to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children who are at risk for being overweight, or are overweight. This toolkit provides basics tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent overweight and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for overweight.
Healthy Care for Health Kids Toolkit* - Prevention Tools
The Table of Contents for the Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Toolkit.
This section of the toolkit includes prevention tools and materials from the Jump Up & Go! website.
This section of the toolkit contains BMI Charts for boys and girls, An Approach for Prevention and Management of Overweight in Children, and Blood Pressure Charts for the 90th and 95th percentile.
This section of the toolkit contains the Encounter Documentation Tool, The NICHQ Obesity Registry, Coding and Billing Tools, and Patient Education Tools.
» Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Toolkit* - Management and Treatment - Care Partnerships Support Tools
This section of the toolkit includes Management Plans for the care of children who are overweight or at risk for overweight.
This section of the toolkit includes Parenting Tips and Patient Education Tools for use in the care of children who are oveweight or at risk for overweight.
This section of the toolkit includes information on Physician Involvement in Community Action and Key Points on Community Resources.
This section of the toolkit contains information on creating a healthy pediatric or family practice office environment.
Camino Magico, or the "Magic Road" is the first comprehensive supermarket-shopping guide targeting the Latino community. Camino Mágico, developed by Oldways and the Latino Nutrition Coalition (LNC), is designed to help Latinos eat healthier based upon traditional Latino eating patterns. Camino Magico was launched May 1, 2007.
This section of the toolkit contains information of providing culturally appropriate care in your practice setting. Tools available in this section:Expanding Perspectives: Improving Cultural Competency in Children's Health Care
The registry helps practices/clinics identify and manage patients who are at risk for overweight or overweight. It can also help idenify preventive measures the practice/clinic can take in the 0- 2 year old population.
To see other childhood obesity tools, go to the free Childhood Obesity Action Network.