Recruiting for Healthy Weight Quality Improvement Projects
The AAP's Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight (in partnership with the Bright Futures National Center) is excited to offer two brief, virtual quality improvement projects for pediatric practice/clinic teams, that will kick off in January of 2020. The project offerings will focus on:
- Option 1: Improving obesity risk assessment and prevention (focused on children ages 2 and above) in the Childhood Obesity in Primary Care (COPC) Project
- Option 2: Improving early feeding assessment, counseling and obesity prevention (focused on children under age 2) in the Optimize Infant and Toddler Feeding for Obesity Prevention Project.
During each project, participating teams collaborate with one another and receive education, coaching, and resources from national experts in obesity prevention, assessment, and counseling. Pediatricians who meet participation requirements may be eligible for Maintenance of Certification points and CME credits (if approved).
We are recruiting teams that represent diverse types of practices/clinics (eg, Community Health Centers/Federally Qualified Health Centers, group or solo practices, medical school-affiliated, government, non-government, or non-profit clinics, etc.), patient populations and geographic locations, that are interested in making practice changes to improve their obesity assessment and prevention care. Teams will be selected based on a brief, online application. The application period for both will close on November 25, 2019.
We encourage you to learn more about each project before applying since each team will be asked to select only one of the two projects at the beginning of the online application.
For more information about both projects and/or to apply for one of the projects, please click here: https://ihcw.aap.org/Pages/QI.aspx
If you have any questions about either of these projects, please contact Stephanie Womack at email@example.com or 630.626.6612.