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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has published a report evaluating the evidence base for interventions to address the social determinants of health.

  • The emergence of new online tools—built by journalists, for journalists—has made it easier than ever to visualize health care data. With the power to build charts comes the responsibility to portray information accurately and in a way that enhances the story for your readers.

  • Injury is the number one killer of children and teens in the United States. Many of these injuries are preventable through education and low-cost interventions like childproof locks and safety seats.

  • With the explosion of public health data online, more journalists than ever need analytical tools in their daily work. Think of data as just another source to interview, along with people and documents.

  • NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar to discuss the latest in telehealth, including federal health IT plans, new models of telehealth delivery and ongoing regulatory obstacles. A recording of the event is now available.

  • Employees of small businesses have much lower rates of insurance coverage and less generous benefits than their peers at bigger companies, owing largely to challenges unique to the small group market. 

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.

More information:

 
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