Good Health Club Physician Toolkitsm - unique educational materials designed to foster better communication between pediatricians and their patients on childhood obesity, diabetes prevention and healthy lifestyle habits. English and Spanish versions of the materials are available for most of the tools.
Physician Reference Guide - Summary of evidence-based care for childhood obesity and diabetes prevention, including patient/parent physical, behavioral and psychosocial assessment, and reference lab values.
For Physician's Office
Good Health Club Poster – For use in the physician office waiting room. Highlights 5-2-1-0 message. Two versions are available: 1) with illustrations/content appropriate for children younger than 13; and 2) with illustrations/content appropriate for children ages 13 and older.
Outrun Obesity Brochure - For use in the physician’s office; to be placed at check-in area. The brochure is an educational and informational tool that highlights the prevalence and health risks associated with obesity. The nurse or clinical staff can review the behavior quiz with the patient/parent to help them assess the child’s risk for obesity based on their demonstrated behavior. The physician can then follow up with a discussion about the quiz results during the appointment.
BMI Reference Charts - For use in the physician’s office as an illustrative tool. Highlights age-appropriate BMI levels for boys and girls from ages 2-20. Graphs are color-coded to depict “at-risk” BMI percentile ranges for ease of use with patients and parents.
Take Home Materials for Patients and Caregivers
Healthy Tip Sheets - Handout that reinforces toolkit messages and provides practical examples and tips to incorporate healthy choices into every day. Information on the front page focuses on 5-2-1-0 messaging and suggested portion sizes. Specific tips and examples of how to fulfill the 5-2-1-0 message are provided on the back. Available in three age groups: 5 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, and 13+ years.
Good Health Club Weekly Journal - A worksheet physicians can use to prescribe a specific healthy behavior for the patient to work on and track between visits. Each sheet provides a seven-day grid to track foods eaten and activities performed. Physicians can adapt the number of weeks for which the child tracks progress by providing the appropriate number of sheets. Available in two age groups: 9 and younger and 10 and older.
Let us know your favorites! Please feel free to share your comments and feedback with us on the Good Health Club Toolkit components by contacting our Partnering to Achieve Quality physician performance improvement program team.