Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN

OVERALL VISION

To increase the proportion of children ages 0-21 who are within a healthy weight range.

PROGRAM GOAL

To support Title V programs promoting nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding.

ASPHN STRATEGY

To use a quality improvement state collaborative to develop strategies that improve health behaviors.
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The Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CHW-CoIIN) was coordinated by ASPHN and designed to support Title V programs to promote healthy weight among all children, including those with special health care needs. The program was developed to strengthen states’ efforts to address National Performance Measures (NPMs) as well as the National Outcome Measure (NOM) related to healthy weight.

For three years, 26 CoIIN teams in 12 states developed strategies to improve children’s health. The states formed diverse teams within three workstreams – nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding. They worked on Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles and participated in structured collaborative learning and quality improvement (QI) methods to adapt new and innovative strategies to the conditions within their own states.

As illustrated by the accompanying downloadable infographic, the teams’ achievements were numerous and impactful. From strengthening partnerships to breaking down silos, the teams created stronger systems within public health. They also developed tangible resources, materials and programs designed to inform, educate and connect communities.

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CoIIN Workstreams

The Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN workstreams included innovative nutrition, breastfeeding and physical activity. The following downloadable infographics share highlights about the aim and drivers for each workstream.

Innovative Nutrition

Eleven states participated in the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN innovative nutrition workstream. Learn about their goals, partners, methodologies and results from the downloadable infographics below.

Breastfeeding

Seven states participated in the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN breastfeeding workstream. Learn about their goals, partners, methodologies and results from the downloadable infographics below.

Physical Activity

Five states participated in the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN physical activity workstream. Learn about their goals, partners, methodologies and results from the downloadable infographics below.

Our Partners

This project is a collaboration among several national organizations essential to success.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U7NMC30388, Pediatric Obesity CoIIN 2.0 (also known as the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN). The cumulative total of the multi-year award is $1,275,000 with 100 percent funded by HRSA. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government..

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