Strong4Life Provider Training

Providers are seeing the impact of the childhood obesity epidemic firsthand. Here in Georgia, nearly one million of our kids are either obese or overweight, and more children are now suffering from diseases once seen only in adults, such as heart disease, hypertension, liver and kidney disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Our introductory Strong4Life Provider Training Program, Improving the Effectiveness of Childhood Obesity Counseling, sets the foundation for all of the provider trainings we offer. This free training is designed to help you initiate effective patient conversations about BMI measurement, nutrition and physical activity. In just two hours, our trainers will share effective motivational interviewing techniques and tools to help families set attainable goals to drive sustainable behavior change.

Why participate?

  • Receive free resources, such as BMI posters, health assessment forms, goal sheets and more.
  • Receive free continuing medical education (CME) credits.
  • Increase behavior-change goal setting with patients.
  • Increase confidence in use of motivational interviewing counseling techniques.

Who should take the training?

All health care providers working with families and children (of all ages) to address healthy behaviors are welcome, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and registered nurses.

Upcoming training events

2019 Strong4Life Provider Training events:

  • May 16, 2019
  • August 22, 2019
  • December 5, 2019

Click here to register for training.

This training program is approved for 2 CME/CNE 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 live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order for Children’s to meet Stark law regulatory requirements that allow Children’s to provide a limited amount of nonmonetary compensation to physicians, we must note your participation in this CME activity at a value of $32 per hour. The meal will range between $13-$15 dollars per number of attendees and the toolkit cost (if applicable) is $20. This amount will be applied to your nonmonetary compensation allowance. No action is required on your part. Children's owns the copyright for, or has received permissions for use of, materials within this CME activity.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Private training opportunities

Contact us for more information on how Strong4Life can bring this training directly to your practice.