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Citation : Okihiro M, Pillen M, Ancog C, Inda C, Sehgal V. (2013)
Implementing the obesity care model at a community health center in Hawaii to address childhood obesity.
J Health Care Poor Underserved 24(2 Suppl):1-11.
Abstract : Obesity, the most common chronic disease of childhood, is prevalent among economically disadvantaged children. The Chronic Care and Obesity Care Models are comprehensive health care strategies to improve outcomes by linking primary care best practices and community-based programs. Pediatric providers and community health centers are well positioned to design and implement coordinated and synergistic programs to address childhood health disparities. This article describes a comprehensive project based on the Obesity Care Model initiated at a rural community health center in Hawaii to address childhood obesity including: (1) the health care delivery changes constituting the quality improvement project; (2) capacity and team-building activities; (3) use of the project community level data to strengthen community engagement and investment; and (4) the academic-community partnership providing the project framework. We anticipate that these efforts will contribute to the long-term goal of reducing the prevalence of obesity and obesity associated morbidity in the community.
URL Link : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23727960
PMID : 23727960
PMCID : PMC4326329
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