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.
Be Our Voice: Obesity Prevention Advocacy Training
This dynamic, interactive online program provides healthcare professionals with information about how they can become advocates for obesity prevention policy change, an opportunity to practice newly developed skills in a simulated community, access to a virtual Q&A system with videos from trained advocates, and guidance on how to create a personal Advocacy Plan to direct their advocacy work.
Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook
The Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook helps primary care, public health and community leaders work together at a local level to defeat obesity. Through interactive exercises, the CAN DO Playbook teaches proven, field-tested improvement strategies for the many settings that influence health, including schools, clinics, hospitals and communities.
These Obesity Factsheets were created to provide national, state and county-based data regarding childhood overweight and obesity prevalence and the environmental and behavioral factors that influence health. They are designed to make relevant population data more readily available to local advocates and decision makers.
Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Obesity Toolkit
The resources in this toolkit are designed to help primary care practice teams provide coordinated, integrated and multidisciplinary services to both prevent obesity and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for becoming overweight.
Community-Based Organization and Healthcare Professional Partnership Guide
This guide provides the rationale and resources to support community organizations, governmental agencies and local collaboratives in their efforts to reach out and engage healthcare professionals to become part of their childhood obesity community advocacy team.
Themed Follow-up Visits to Help Patients Achieve a Healthy Weight
The all-new Next Steps is a guide and flip chart for clinicians to aid in conversations with children and adolescents about reducing and managing weight. The guide outlines a series of planned follow-up visits designed to teach evidence-based weight management strategies that can lead to success for the practitioner and patient.