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A NEW TOOL to Help Families: The Well Visit Planner

Pediatrician with young girlThe Well Visit Planner is an online tool to help families prepare for their children’s upcoming well-child visits to the health care provider. It’s free to use; is available in English and Spanish; takes 10-15 minutes to fill out before each visit; and can be printed and taken to a visit to help your and your child’s doctor discuss your child. It helps families be better partners in their child’s health care, and helps health care providers better serve the needs of the child and the family. Learn more about this useful tool or use the tool now.

November 6, 2015: Measuring What Matters to Build a Culture of Health

In this webinar, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will discuss an Action Framework that calls for individuals, organizations, and communities to consider common health goals and priorities and work together to measure what matters in improving health outcomes.

September 1, 2015: New Bright Futures Video

NEW WEBINAR VIDEO on Bright Futures Guidelines - Ensuring Bright Futures for Our Nation's Children:Health Plan Strategies for Improving Pediatric Preventive Care This webinar explored health plan strategies for improving pediatric preventive care by promoting Bright Futures guidelines through provider networks and directly to members. A recording of the event, hosted by NIHCM Foundation and the National Academy for State Health Policy, is now available. In addition to the video, presentation slides are available.

July 15, 2015: Please Review - Bright Futures Guidelines

Bright Futures Guidelines are the standards of care developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for doctors to use in promoting health and preventing disease. Comments from the public are now being sought through July 29 on this 4th edition of the guidelines. Your input is important to keep families at the center of children's health care.

June 12, 2015: Healthy Eating in 19 Languages!

USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) announces the translation from English into 18 additional languages of the popular guide ChooseMyPlate 10 Tips and the MyPlate icon. The Office of Minority Health and CNPP co-branded the translated tip sheet and are working together to promote them to ensure that individuals, nutrition and health professionals, and other community leaders have access to these helpful resources.




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