The resources in this section offer strategies to inform and engage providers and community health workers of culturally appropriate, evidence-based practices.

Promoting Healthier Weight in Pediatrics (2014) – This toolkit from the Vermont Department of Health is designed to educate health care practitioners about office visit goals recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.

Next Steps: A Practitioner’s Guide for Themed Follow-up Visits to Help Patients Achieve a Healthy Weight (2013) – This guide is designed to help providers assist children and adolescents in adopting key behaviors related to obesity prevention.

Nutritional Services Benefit Overview (2015) – This fact sheet from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, used by the Innovations in Childhood Obesity Oklahoma team, informs providers and other relevant stakeholders of the nutritional services covered by the state’s Medicaid program.