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The Center for Healthy Weight: an academic medical center response to childhood obesity.

Robinson TN, Kemby KM - Int J Obes Suppl (2012)

Bottom Line: The design provides both breadth and depth through six cores: Research, Patient Care, Community Programs, Advocating for Public Policy Change, Training and Professional Education, and the Healthy Hospital Initiative.The Center and its cores are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the university, medical school, children's hospital and surrounding community.The foci of these cores are likely to be relevant to almost any academic medical center's mission and functions.

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Affiliation: Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, and Center for Healthy Weight, Stanford University School of Medicine , Palo Alto, CA, USA ; Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford , Palo Alto, CA, USA.

ABSTRACT
Childhood obesity represents a worldwide medical and public health challenge. Academic medical centers cannot avoid the effects of the obesity epidemic, and must adopt strategies for their academic, clinical and public policy responses to childhood obesity. The Center for Healthy Weight at Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford provides an example and model of one such strategy. The design provides both breadth and depth through six cores: Research, Patient Care, Community Programs, Advocating for Public Policy Change, Training and Professional Education, and the Healthy Hospital Initiative. The Center and its cores are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the university, medical school, children's hospital and surrounding community. The foci of these cores are likely to be relevant to almost any academic medical center's mission and functions.

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Clinical programs of the Center for Healthy Weight. The inverted pyramid illustrates the full spectrum of clinical programs ranging from primary care evaluation and management, serving the greatest volume of patients at the lowest cost per patient, to bariatric surgery for adolescents, treating the fewest number and most severe patients at the highest cost per patient. Descriptions of specific programs are included in the text.
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fig3: Clinical programs of the Center for Healthy Weight. The inverted pyramid illustrates the full spectrum of clinical programs ranging from primary care evaluation and management, serving the greatest volume of patients at the lowest cost per patient, to bariatric surgery for adolescents, treating the fewest number and most severe patients at the highest cost per patient. Descriptions of specific programs are included in the text.

Mentions: The Patient Care Core is designed to provide needed primary and specialty care for obese children in the local community, as a referral center for northern California and, for bariatric surgery for adolescents, throughout the western United States. Resources are available to address obesity across a broad spectrum of needs, as illustrated in Figure 3. Inherent in this model, we do not provide all possible treatment approaches. Instead, we offer strategically selected clinical services that we have decided we are capable of delivering with the highest quality to best meet the needs of our patients and community.


The Center for Healthy Weight: an academic medical center response to childhood obesity.

Robinson TN, Kemby KM - Int J Obes Suppl (2012)

Clinical programs of the Center for Healthy Weight. The inverted pyramid illustrates the full spectrum of clinical programs ranging from primary care evaluation and management, serving the greatest volume of patients at the lowest cost per patient, to bariatric surgery for adolescents, treating the fewest number and most severe patients at the highest cost per patient. Descriptions of specific programs are included in the text.
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fig3: Clinical programs of the Center for Healthy Weight. The inverted pyramid illustrates the full spectrum of clinical programs ranging from primary care evaluation and management, serving the greatest volume of patients at the lowest cost per patient, to bariatric surgery for adolescents, treating the fewest number and most severe patients at the highest cost per patient. Descriptions of specific programs are included in the text.
Mentions: The Patient Care Core is designed to provide needed primary and specialty care for obese children in the local community, as a referral center for northern California and, for bariatric surgery for adolescents, throughout the western United States. Resources are available to address obesity across a broad spectrum of needs, as illustrated in Figure 3. Inherent in this model, we do not provide all possible treatment approaches. Instead, we offer strategically selected clinical services that we have decided we are capable of delivering with the highest quality to best meet the needs of our patients and community.

Bottom Line: The design provides both breadth and depth through six cores: Research, Patient Care, Community Programs, Advocating for Public Policy Change, Training and Professional Education, and the Healthy Hospital Initiative.The Center and its cores are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the university, medical school, children's hospital and surrounding community.The foci of these cores are likely to be relevant to almost any academic medical center's mission and functions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, and Center for Healthy Weight, Stanford University School of Medicine , Palo Alto, CA, USA ; Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford , Palo Alto, CA, USA.

ABSTRACT
Childhood obesity represents a worldwide medical and public health challenge. Academic medical centers cannot avoid the effects of the obesity epidemic, and must adopt strategies for their academic, clinical and public policy responses to childhood obesity. The Center for Healthy Weight at Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford provides an example and model of one such strategy. The design provides both breadth and depth through six cores: Research, Patient Care, Community Programs, Advocating for Public Policy Change, Training and Professional Education, and the Healthy Hospital Initiative. The Center and its cores are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the university, medical school, children's hospital and surrounding community. The foci of these cores are likely to be relevant to almost any academic medical center's mission and functions.

No MeSH data available.


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