CME Opportunities
Children's offers a variety of continuing medical education opportunities that focus on child wellness.
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Strong4Life Provider Training

Our evidence-based training & toolkit offers providers a framework for their patients to enable sustainable behavior changes that promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Archived Webcast: Asthma and Wellness

The Strong4Life Provider Program presented a free, live streaming webcast on asthma and wellness. This in-depth discussion covered a range of topics from identifying behaviors that contribute to obesity in asthmatic children and adolescents to implementing strategies.

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Why are providers across the state participating in Strong4Life?

  • The program offers training to providers to help them learn how to have the right conversation with their patients and families. Providers will also receive continuing medical education (CME) credits for their participation.
  • Providers receive a useful toolkit of resources such as BMI posters, health assessment forms, prescription pads and more.
  • Over 95 percent satisfaction rate among current providers in the program.

    Our evidence-based training and toolkit offer providers a proactive framework for their patients to enable sustainable behavior changes that promote a healthy lifestyle. Recognizing that providers can be restricted by time limitations, the counseling techniques we've designed can easily be incorporated into short well child visits. We are uniquely positioned to educate, engage and support the provider community. This multi-faceted approach equips providers with the necessary tools and resources to educated and influence patients/families to choose healthy lifestyles, and prevent and reduce childhood obesity:

    1. Train on patient-centered counseling practices

    We will train providers to incorporate patient centered counseling techniques in well-child visits. This approach will empower families, promote responsible discussions about lifestyle choices, and offer a framework for addressing childhood obesity issues.

    2. Provide tools and resources

    We created a toolkit that supports the conversation healthcare providers have with families. It promotes screening, generates awareness for BMI measurement, assesses family motivation to change, and provides guidance to families incorporating healthy choices into their lives. The toolkit and resources will be distributed directly to providers after training has been completed.

    3. Provide continuing education

    Children's will offer a variety of continuing medical education opportunities such as dinners, grand rounds presentations, and the Children's New Horizons Conference, that focuses on child wellness.

    Want to learn more about our provider program? Contact us.

  • Watch Now: Archived Asthma and Wellness Webcast

    The Strong4Life Provider Program presented a live streaming webcast on asthma and obesity. This in-depth discussion covered a range of topics from identifying behaviors that contribute to obesity in asthmatic children and adolescents to implementing strategies.

    Speakers included Anne Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, CPCNP, MSCR; Elizabeth LeDuc, M.D. and Stephanie Walsh, M.D.

    Continuing medical education (CME) credit was available for physicians. Upon completion of this activity, the participant were be able to:

  • Recognize the relationship between weight and asthma.
  • Identify behaviors/factors that contribute to weight gain in asthmatic children and adolescents.
  • Implement strategies to encourage healthy habits in children with asthma.

  • The webcast will be archived and available soon. 

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children's designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

    Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

     

    Free Archived Webcasts:

  • Asthma and Wellness
  • Sleep and Wellness
  • Raising Healthy Eaters
  • Evaluating, Treating and Managing Lipid Disorders
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Georgia Organics: Prescribing Fruits and Vegetables