Efforts to Reduce Obesity Honored
Two clinical programs of East Carolina University’s Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center were highlighted at a recent national conference on reducing childhood overweight and obesity.
ECU researchers presented information about the clinics at the National Initiative on Children’s Healthcare Quality national congress Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C. The congress brought together clinicians, policy makers and experts on childhood obesity to share promising clinical practices and connect health care leaders working to combat childhood overweight and obesity.
The ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center opened in 2003. Its goal is to reduce childhood obesity in eastern North Carolina by working with local health care providers and agencies and through research.
Leaders of the pediatric healthy weight case management program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital also presented information at the congress.
In addition, information about ECU’s Kidpower nutrition therapy program and weight management programs at the ViQuest Center of University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina will be included in a document published by the National Initiative on Children’s Healthcare Quality.