Obesity Prevention in Pediatric Health Care Settings
The Obesity Prevention in Pediatric Health Care Settings is a New York State initiative aimed to increase breastfeeding and decrease obesity among infants and children aged 0-18 years through the promotion of guideline-concordant care in primary pediatric care settings. The project implements system change interventions to ensure pediatric and adolescent healthcare is delivered in concordance with the American Medical Association's 2007 Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity, with an emphasis on assessment, prevention, and reaching primary care practices and health care provider organizations which serve high need populations, and the Ten Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice and recommended best practices. Contractors use a learning collaborative approach and provide clinical expertise and technical assistance through a variety of approaches including clinician and office staff training, health care systems change, and quality improvement monitoring and reporting.
To find a local contractor in your community see the Obesity Prevention in Pediatric Health Care Settings Contractor List & Regional Map:
Note: color shading represents contractors' service areas.
List of Contractors:
- Clinton County Health Department
- Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) – Central New York Region
- Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) – Metropolitan Region
- Maimonides Medical Center
- Research Foundation of SUNY (Buffalo)
- Seton Health Systems
- Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center/North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
- United Health Services
- University of Rochester