Series D: Friday 8:30 a.m. D1 D2 D3 D4 D5

The Weigh-In:
Clinics, Health Plans, and Community Partners Achieving Healthy Weights for Kids

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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.

Presenters

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

A5   Circle of Health: A Partnership between the Medical Community and Public Health
B5   The Infant Mortality Crisis in Minnesota's African-American Community
C5   Catch Up with the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership
D5   The Weigh-In: Clinics, Health Plans, and Community Partners Achieving Healthy Weights for Kids