Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Through this web-based improvement activity, pediatricians in primary practice will improve frequency of performing assessment of weight status, healthy lifestyle counseling, and clinical care actions based on identification of overweight/obesity. Improvements in care will be achieved through benchmarking and implementation of changes in practice. Participants are guided by CME in patient counseling and linking patients to community resources. Participants are offered associated tools and resources. ICAAP's online training is a secure data system that allows MOC participants to enter and review de-identified data at designated intervals into an individual learner’s course database for generation of reports for data analysis. Participation in the project is for approximately four months and includes completion of QI Basics training, completion of three CME training modules and participation in QI activities and chart review reporting.
“Connecting Patients to Weight-Related Community Resources,” seeks to provider learners with concrete information regarding how to identify barriers to accessing weight-related community resources along with information on how to assess and counsel patients and their families on improving their access to appropriate resources as they relate to pediatric obesity.
Identification and Management of Psychosocial Stressors and Mental Health Disorders in Children with Overweight/Obesity MOC IV Collaborative QI Project
Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling seeks to provider learners with practical information regarding physical activity as it relates to pediatric overweight/obesity and common barriers, along with information on how to assess and counsel patients and their families on improving overall health through physical activity.