The health care sector is working toward engaging communities to directly address population health, including childhood obesity prevention. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 stipulates that non-profit hospitals and health systems must engage in activities to improve the health of the communities they serve. Exploring the integration of clinic-community programs is vital for moving childhood obesity prevention efforts forward.
On September 14, NCCOR is hosting part two of a three-part Connect & Explore webinar series on Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations. The webinar will feature two case studies highlighting strategies used by hospitals to engage communities in addressing childhood obesity. Presenters will discuss efforts to assess the reach, effectiveness, adoption, impact, and maintenance of programs at the community level.