Workshop: Virtual Obesity Collaborative for School-Based Health Centers

By Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RNC, PNP, FAAN

Here is an opportunity to learn about a virtual obesity collaborative that consisted of web-based training, virtual collaborative, written and video resources, and monthly conference calls to enhance care for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.

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24 SBHCs in AZ, CO, NC, NM, NY, and MI participated. Providers demonstrated incredible quality improvement efforts, resulting in dramatic improvements in adherence to obesity guidelines. Practice teams of up to four persons including support staff, behavioral health, providers, and administrators participated in the training.

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Teams developed quality improvement plans and conducted rapid cycle improvement strategies to implement practice changes. Proper training of support staff on accurate measurement was an example at one site.

Session: B5
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Place: The Westin, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98101


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