publication . Article . 2014

Collaborative practice improvement for childhood obesity in rural clinics: the Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP).

Shaikh, U; Nettiksimmons, J; Joseph, JG; Tancredi, D; Romano, PS;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
© 2013 by the American College of Medical Quality. This study assessed the impact of participation in a virtual quality improvement (QI) learning network on adherence to clinical guidelines for childhood obesity prevention in rural clinics. A total of 7 primary care clinics in rural California included in the Healthy Eating Active Living TeleHealth Community of Practice and 288 children seen in these clinics for well-child care participated in this prospective observational pre-post study. Clinics participated in a virtual QI learning network over 9 months to implement best practices and to exchange strategies for improvement. Following the intervention, documen...
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free text keywords: Humans, Diet, Prospective Studies, Program Evaluation, Motor Activity, Cooperative Behavior, Telemedicine, Child, Preschool, Rural Health Services, California, Female, Male, Evidence-Based Practice, Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Quality Improvement, Pediatric Obesity, continuing, education, obesity, Clinical Research, Prevention, Rural Health, Behavioral and Social Science, Nutrition, Health Services, Pediatric, 7.1 Individual care needs, Cardiovascular, Stroke, Metabolic and Endocrine, Health Policy & Services, Public Health and Health Services
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