Health Care and Clinics
Helping clinics and their community partners provide prevention and wellness services
Health care providers are in a unique position to help patients lose weight, eat healthier, and stop smoking. The Minneapolis SHIP project is working with four safety-net clinics to help them provide extra weight management and smoking cessation services to patients in need. The SHIP program is also working to make sure that the clinics are paid for providing these services. Specific strategies include:
- Obesity: Working with three clinics to help them measure and record the body mass index (BMI) of each child; counseling all families using the 5-2-1-0 message (5 fruits/veggies, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour of exercise, and 0 sugary beverages each day); making referrals to community resources; meeting with families to help them develop a plan of action around weight management; and providing information and education to the community.
- Tobacco Cessation: Helping clinics provide a range of services to help patients quit tobacco including training, changing the electronic record system, providing extra counseling, making referrals to quit-lines, pharmacies, and support groups; and marketing the services to current and potential patients.
- Coverage: Working with the MN Partnership on Pediatric Obesity Care and Coverage (MPPOCC) to gain a better understanding of childhood obesity insurance coverage, and improve support for services provided in collaboration with community sites.
- Broadway Family Medicine, 1020 West Broadway Ave
- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN, 2530 Chicago Ave S
- Native American Community Clinic, 1213 East Franklin Ave
- People’s Center Health Services, 425 20th Ave S
- The MN Partnership on Pediatric Obesity Care and Coverage (MPPOCC), led by the American Academy of Pediatrics—MN Chapter and the MN Council of Health Plans (http://www.mnaap.org/obesitycoding.html)
Progress and Accomplishments
- Four clinics are providing a full range of pediatric weight management services for hundreds of families with overweight children.
- One clinic has become a “tobacco dependence treatment center” and is providing extra services to help patients quit tobacco.
- MPPOCC partners collectively adopted 5-2-1-0 messaging.
- Several MPPOCC partners assisted in developing the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement clinical practice guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Obesity for Children and Adolescents, and a new pediatric BMI measure with MN Community Measurement.
- The MPPOCC increased awareness of billing and coding requirements for pediatric obesity health services through an article in , and a fact sheet highlighted in the American Academy of Pediatrics—MN Chapter and the MN Academy of Family Physicians newsletters. They also developed a Discussion Guide to support pilot reimbursement projects with clinics and health plans.
- Talk to your medical provider about recommendations for physical activity, nutrition and tobacco cessation, for you and/or your children. Contact your health plan to understand your coverage for these services.
For more information, please contact:
SHIP Health Care Consultant
SHIP Health Care Consultant
- 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! Campaign Information
- Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
- US Department of Health & Human Services Evidence-Based Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use
- American Academy of Pediatrics—MN Chapter
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
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alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Last updated Aug 16, 2018