Connect For Health Virtual Learning Community
Connect for Health (C4H) is a proven-effective pediatric weight management program for 2-12 year olds that has been shown to improve obesity screening, management and body mass index (BMI). It includes electronic health record (EHR)‐based clinical decision support tools to guide pediatric clinicians in child weight management; and for families, educational materials on behavioral targets and automated text messages to support behavior change.
The C4H Virtual Learning Community provides support to clinicians and medical staff. Modules include an introduction to the Connect for Health Pediatric Weight Management Program, it’s EHR enhancements, and it’s patient educational tools to encourage adoption of the best practices for care of patients with overweight and obesity. There is also a focus on topics of primary importance for counseling patients who have overweight or obesity, including weight stigma; how to talk with families about BMI; binge eating/mindful eating; and nutrition for families.
This activity is intended for primary care providers who see pediatric patients and would like to expand their knowledge base to include tools to manage pediatric obesity.
Upon completion of all eight modules, learners will be able to:
- Apply motivational interviewing and change talk strategies during follow-up visits with patients and families.
- Discuss and promote strategies for improved nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and screentime behaviors.
- Assess families’ readiness for change and create goals with families.
Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Academic Pediatrics & Mass General Brigham
Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mass General Brigham designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Participation