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Obesity Factsheets

These Obesity Factsheets were created to provide national, state and county-based data regarding childhood overweight and obesity prevalence and the environmental and behavioral factors that influence health. They are designed to make relevant population data more readily available to local advocates and decision makers.

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Using Maternal and Child Health Quality Improvement Efforts to Advance State Health Agency Accreditation

This issue brief details the intersections between health departments' efforts to earn public health accreditation with their work in collaborative improvement & innovation networks (CoIIN). Using the CoIIN to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) as an example and showing the Oklahoma State Department of Health used its participation to inform its accreditation procedures, this brief presents solutions for creating efficient practices to achieve both aims. 

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Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Obesity Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit are designed to help primary care practice teams provide coordinated, integrated and multidisciplinary services to both prevent obesity and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. Includes tools for prevention, assessment and diagnosis, management and treatment and community resources.

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Improving Follow-Up After Newborn Hearing Screening

This action kit is designed to reduce loss to follow-up for newborns after their initial hearing screening. The kit offers solutions for engaging families and enrolling newborns in early intervention services. The ideas can help audiologists and EHDI offices improve outcomes for infants with hearing loss.

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A Better Return on Investment

In 2009, NICHQ was commissioned by First Focus to author a policy brief on how healthcare reform could better address children’s health. The report outlines NICHQ’s policy recommendations for keeping pediatric health at the forefront of the reform agenda.

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Guide for Healthcare Professionals to Partner with Community Based Organizations

This guide is designed for healthcare professionals already engaged in or starting their involvement in community advocacy efforts to bring about change in obesity rates. This guide teaches healthcare professionals how to effectively connect and partner with local and state organizations involved in community based education and advocacy to maximize the impact of efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

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