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Advocacy Resource Guide

This Advocacy Resource Guide provides a snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children; a “how-to” for advocacy at the community, state and national levels; strategies for working with decision makers and the media to communicate a message; areas and opportunities for policy engagement; and tools and resources to help healthcare professionals plan and support their work.

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Advocacy Toolbox

The Advocacy Toolbox is designed to assist healthcare professionals to take a stand in their communities and workplaces to advocate for healthy eating and active living for children and their families.

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Healthy Weight Clinic Guide

This guide is a "nuts and bolts" manual about how to implement a healthy weight clinic in a primary care practice. A healthy weight clinic provides multi-disciplinary, community-oriented care within the medical home setting for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.

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Improving Systems: Changing Futures

In the Spread of Quality Improvement for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs: An integrated Systems Strategy for Building the Title V Infrastructure project, NICHQ was tasked with improving the health and well being of children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families through building the capacity of state Title V programs to create and sustain effective community-based systems of care for this population. This report documents NICHQ's learnings and impact.

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Sickle Cell Pain in the Emergency Department: A Guide to Improving Care

This implementation guide was developed for healthcare providers who care for individuals with sickle cell disease in hematology programs and acute care settings such as the emergency departments and day hospitals. It provides insights and lessons learned from multidisciplinary teams across the country that have succeeded in improving the management of pain episodes in emergency departments or day hospitals for both pediatric and adult patients.

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Joining Forces for Healthier Communities

This report presents examples of how 10 teams in the Collaborate for Healthy Weight project brought together primary care providers, public health professionals and leaders of community organizations to work across traditional professional borders to address obesity at the community level.

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Building Healthier Communities

This report presents eight stories about healthcare professionals who used their voices to advocate for policy changes designed to improve the health of children and families.

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