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  • Just 5 percent of the population accounts for 50 percent of national health spending. Behind these numbers are patients and families struggling with multiple chronic conditions, physical and mental impairments, and tremendous stress.

  • Washington, DC – October 10, 2014 – NIHCM Foundation has awarded $215,000 to eight organizations through the first cycle of its new journalism grant program announced earlier this year.

  • The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)—a small panel of medical professionals whose recommendations have considerable influence over Medicare payment levels for their own services—has drawn quite of bit of political and media scrutiny recently.

  • More than 8 percent of two- to five-year-olds are obese, and another 23 percent are overweight and at substantial risk of becoming obese by the eighth grade. These early years are a critical time to focus on the development of healthy habits.

  • The annual cost of cancer care in the U.S. is large and growing—projected to hit $184 billion by 2020. This fiscal reality has spurred interest in bundled-payment models that reward providers for maintaining or improving clinical outcomes while controlling costs.

  • Video and slides are now available from NIHCM’s September 3rd policy briefing on Capitol Hill, “The Future of Health Care in America: The ACA and Beyond.” This briefing brought together health care leaders with diverse perspectives to discuss the latest developments in ACA implementation, the dramatic market-driven transformations currently underway, and other policies and issues to watch going forward.

Expanding Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Webinar: Expanding Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity

December 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

Efforts to improve children’s nutrition have been gaining momentum, with new standards for school lunches in effect this year and community gardens in harvest across the country. Yet for many, the annual well-child visit continues to be a missed opportunity to address poor eating habits. Given the health risks of childhood obesity, offering positive, practical guidance on nutrition in a clinical setting could prove beneficial for protecting children’s long-term health.

This webinar on strategies for improving nutritional guidance for youth covered the following:

  • the critical importance of proper nutrition in childhood
  • a brief overview of federal efforts to support improvements
  • the origins of the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot, a multi-sector partnership to provide effective nutrition support for overweight children
  • a health plan experience participating in the pilot, with pragmatic considerations for providing coverage for nutritional counseling

This webinar was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

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