Navigation Links
Groundbreaking National Program to Reverse Obesity Expands to 50 Locations
Date:3/1/2012

BOSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The second phase of a national effort to combat obesity, "Collaborate for Healthy Weight," is being announced today by the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Forty new teams of healthcare professionals and community leaders, from Pasadena to Philadelphia, have been selected, significantly increasing participation in this unique initiative. The new groups join 10 original teams that have been working since June 2011 to improve obesity prevention and treatment in their communities.

The 50 teams now participating in Collaborate for Healthy Weight are each composed of representatives from the primary care, public health, and community sectors, working together as never before, using quality improvement methods to identify, test, and implement high-potential changes coordinated across all sectors.

"We congratulate the 40 teams joining us in this unique community-based effort.  We are confident that they, building on the accomplishments of our initial ten teams, will pioneer breakthrough solutions to this serious public health problem.  We know they will help build momentum to a tipping point as communities come together to make ours a healthier nation," said Charles Homer, MD, MPH, president and CEO of NICHQ.

The U.S. has the highest rate of obesity among all developed nations. At current rates, three in four Americans will become overweight or obese by 2020.

"Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a unique initiative that fosters innovative local partnerships across the nation to make a real difference in the battle against obesity and health inequity," said Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, HRSA's Administrator. "We look forward to spreading the ideas generated through these projects to other communities throughout the country."

Collaborate for Healthy Weight is a two-phased project supported through the Prevention and Public Health Fund under the Affordable Care Act and made possible by a cooperative agreement from HRSA.  NICHQ is leading a coalition of partner organizations that is managing all program logistics and overseeing the work of participating teams. 

The 50 teams now participating in this initiative are focused on areas as small as a single town and as large as an entire state, and they hail from all corners of the country.  To see a complete list of participating locations, go to: http://www.collaborateforhealthyweight.org/About/Collaborative/Meet-the-HWC-Teams.aspx

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. 

The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) is an action-oriented, independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the care systems responsible for the health of all children.  Founded in 1999 and based in Boston, NICHQ partners with healthcare systems, foundations, government agencies, payers, and family and community organizations to optimize healthcare system performance and identify and spread innovation and best practices.

For more information, visit www.collaborateforhealthyweight.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE NICHQ
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Contour Products Introduces Groundbreaking Sleep Apnea, Respiratory and Ergonomic Body Comfort Pillows at Medtrade; Self-Explanatory Products Serve Customer Needs, Expand Retailers DME Offerings
2. Groundbreaking Research Begins for Pancreatic and Lung Cancers
3. Scripps Research Institute Highlights Groundbreaking Work of aTyr Pharma Scientific Co-Founder
4. Biomedical Research Organization Launches Groundbreaking National TV Campaign
5. Senate President Therese Murray, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Join Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) for Loeb Laboratory Groundbreaking Ceremony
6. Public must be involved in nanotech policy debate demands groundbreaking
7. AMERIGROUP Foundation Supports Groundbreaking on Grommet Island Park for People With Disabilities
8. Promise of a New Lupus Treatment Is a Groundbreaking Achievement
9. Texas-Based Consortium Announces Project GreenVax: A Groundbreaking Vaccine Manufacturing Research Program
10. Groundbreaking International Training Lab to Strengthen Food Safety in U.S. and Globally
11. BellBrook Labs Launches Groundbreaking New Microplate for High Content Chemotaxis Assays in a Stable Gradient
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Epic Sciences unveiled a liquid ... to PARP inhibitors by targeting homologous recombination deficiency ... new test has already been incorporated into numerous ... types. Over 230 clinical trials are ... including PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK and WEE-1. Drugs ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... its second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced ... this eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has ... Ontario biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ... and commercialization of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 ... targets such as WDR5 represent an exciting class ... in precision medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute approval 061601. ... microbial tests introduced last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/21/2016)... Columbia , June 21, 2016 ... to the new role of principal product architect ... named the director of customer development. Both will ... chief technical officer. The moves reflect NuData,s strategic ... in response to high customer demand and customer ...
(Date:6/16/2016)... 2016 The global ... reach USD 1.83 billion by 2024, according to ... Technological proliferation and increasing demand in commercial buildings, ... drive the market growth.      (Logo: ... development of advanced multimodal techniques for biometric authentication ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... , June 9, 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control systems ... seamlessly log work hours, for employers to make sure the right employees are actually ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160609/377486LOGO ... ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):