Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Program

This introductory Strong4Life Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training sets the foundation for all the trainings we offer to clinicians. This training is designed to help clinicians initiate effective conversations with patient families about the Strong4life Healthy Habits, at any visit. The resources below are designed to be used in conjunction with the MI skills learned in the training to help families start driving sustainable behavior change. This training is approved for CME, MOC Part II and RD continuing education.

Register for a training.

In addition to learning about evidenced-based strategies to help patients drive sustainable behavior change, trained clinicians will have the option to order patient resources, at no cost to the practice.

All resources are available in English and Spanish, including:

Healthy Habits handouts: Use these handouts for patient families who want to make healthy lifestyle changes.


Strong4Life Healthy Habit Flyers

Child and adolescent assessments and goal sheet: Use these materials to help start positive conversations about a patient’s current lifestyle and talk about how you can help guide them toward making healthier choices.


Healthy Habit Assesments

BMI poster: Use this poster to help start productive conversations about any patient’s weight.  


BMI Poster

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All healthcare clinicians in Georgia who are working with families and children (of all ages) to address healthy behaviors are welcome to participate in the training.

This includes (but is not limited to): physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and registered nurses. 

Register now for a live, virtual training (offered each month).

Strong4life also offers free private virtual or in-person trainings for practices, conferences, students’ programs and more. If you are interested in scheduling a private training or have questions about the program, emails us at

Physician Education Credits

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Stark Law Disclaimer

In order for Children’s to meet Stark Law regulatory requirements that allow Children’s to provide a limited amount of non-monetary compensation to physicians, we must note your participation in this CME activity at a value of $25 per credit hour. This amount will be applied to your non-monetary compensation allowance. No action is required on your part and you will be notified if you are nearing the limit by the physician education team. The total non-monetary compensation allowed for 2020 is $423.

Nursing Education Credits

This activity has been submitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to provide contact hours. Children’s is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours: 2.0 

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If you are interested in participating or have questions about the program, email us at