Mass in Motion Kids Learning Collaborative
A project to reduce childhood obesity in two communities in Massachusetts by focusing on making changes in primary care, child care, schools and after-school programs, as well as creating policy change and building awareness through a community-wide campaign.
February 2012 to June 2016
- Who: The project involved 11 teams in the towns of Fitchburg and New Bedford, Mass.
- Funder: The project was funded by the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention and is in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health.
- Our Role: Facilitated a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to obesity prevention. Provided support to establish a new healthy weight clinic and expert coaching to pre-existing clinics.
Healthy Weight Clinic Guide
This guide is a "nuts and bolts" manual about how to implement a healthy weight clinic in a primary care practice. A healthy weight clinic provides multi-disciplinary, community-oriented care within the medical home setting for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.