IS-2 Scholar, Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPH, (2020 Cohort) was first author of the recently published work in Childhood Obesity – Design and Approach of the Healthy Weight Clinic Pediatric Weight Management Intervention Package and Implementation: Massachusetts-CORD 3.0.
Although proven effective interventions for childhood obesity exist, there remains a substantial gap in the adoption of recommended practices by clinicians. Objective: The aims are to: (1) package implementation and training supports to facilitate the adoption of the evidence-based Healthy Weight Clinic Pediatric Weight Management Intervention (PWMI) (based on three previous effectiveness trials); (2) pilot and evaluate the packaged Healthy Weight Clinic PWMI; and (3) develop a sustainability and dissemination plan.
We used the Consolidated Framework of Implementation Research constructs to create an Implementation Research Logic Model that defined the facilitators and barriers of the Healthy Weight Clinic PWMI. We linked these constructs to implementation strategies and mechanisms. Packaging and design will be informed by the core essential components and functions of the PWMI along with stakeholder engagement. Once the package is complete, we will pilot the PWMI by using a Type III effectiveness-implementation hybrid design. Implementation outcomes will be evaluated by using the RE-AIM framework.
We will create an integrated, multisystems level package for national dissemination. The package will include training and a suite of resources for primary care physicians and healthy weight clinic staff, including: Patient and caregiver facing videos, patient and caregiver handouts, group curriculum guide, online provider trainings, and access to a virtual learning collaborative.
The results will highlight the extent to which the package of the Healthy Weight Clinic PWMI facilitates the adoption of effective strategies for treating childhood obesity. Lessons learned will inform modifications to the Healthy Weight Clinic PWMI and strategies for future scaling.
Read the full article at: https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0177