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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Healthy Families Project

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  • 4 community practices in rural New Hampshire with Pediatric and Family Medicine health providers (population 2,000 to 15,000)
  • 1585 parents at well visits of their children ages 4 to 10 years have completed pre-visit screening utilizing a hand held computer (PDA)
  • Clinicians training to use brief motivational interviewing techniques and provided via the PDA:
    • 1) child's BMI and BMI Percentile
    • 2) obesity related health risks,
    • 3) each parent's motivation to change for nutrition and activity,
    • 4) counseling prompts for motivational interviewing
  • Enrollment of parents of children with obesity risks and BMI >85% is completed and now collecting follow up data on the cohort at 6 months after enrollment

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