Health Care


Individuals and families want accurate information about prevention and wellness from trusted sources.  Health care provicers can increase overall health by educating patients about healthy choices

 

 


Adopt procedures for routine screening of BMI (Body Mass Index) for children and adults


Provide patients with counseling and resources to improve healthy eating and active living behaviors

HEAL's Recommended Strategies for Health Care

  • Seek training and support to integrate healthy eating and active living into clinical and organizational policies and practices
  • Conduct assessment of dietary and physical activity behaviors, including BMI, for both adults and children at all routine visits
  • Provide counseling and behavioral interventions to assist patients to improve dietary choices and physical activity behaviors
  • Provide referrals to community healthy eating and active living resources as needed
  • Create organizational environments that model healthy policies and practices for patients, employees and visitors

Resources and Tools for Clinical Health Care

5-2-1-0 Tools for Pediatric Primary Care
Resources for BMI measurement, physical activity and nutrition assessment, education, and health behavior counseling.

NH Hospital Healthy Food Environment Report
Foundation for Healthy Communities and HEAL-NH Issue Report on Healthy Eating and Hospital Food Services in New Hampshire

Stay'NHealthy Growing Strong
A compilation of tools developed for Nashua area primary care practices through the successful Stay'NHealthy program.

American Medical Association Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series, Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity

American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Coding Fact Sheet

Institute for Motivation and Change
Offers education, training, and consultation in motivational interviewing and health behavior change.

Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
American Academy of Pediatrics resource for advocacy opportunities at the community, state and federal levels.

Let's Go! Healthcare Toolkit
More resources for BMI measurement, physical activity and nutrition assessment, education, and health behavior counseling.

NHLBI Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina, Pediatric Obesity Prevention and Treatment Tools and Resources

F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future

NICHQ Childhood Obesity Action Network

Practical Advice for Family Physicians to Help Overweight Patients
An American Family Physician Monograph

Motivational Interviewing, Resources for Clinicians, Researchers, and Trainers

Health Care Resources

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