Friday 8:30 a.m.
Clinics, Health Plans, and Community Partners Achieving Healthy Weights for Kids
The Minnesota Partnership on Pediatric Obesity Care and Coverage identifies ways that health plans, with community partners, can support pediatric clinical practices to improve healthy weight management services for children. The group facilitates key activities like improving data collection and community referrals, and communicating evidence-based tools and resources, in order to focus on addressing health equity and aligning with other public health initiatives. Learn how the group is working to assess ways to incorporate community health workers into clinical practice, and is bringing together stakeholders to support breastfeeding.
Ken Bence, Medica
Janny Brust, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Cherylee Sherry, Minnesota Dept. of Health
In This Theme: Integrating Public Health and Health Care