Hi PHLN’ers! As part of our agency’s QI Plan, our Family Practice & Pediatrics teams will be dedicating two 2 months blocks of biweekly team meeting time to addressing obesity in our patient population. We’ll be sharing our UDS measure on % of patients w/ BMI reported and how many had counseling documented, but it seems like a relatively dry measure to present to providers (“If you click on this checkbox to document your counseling then we will get credit for this measure!”).
I was curious how other clinics had addressed obesity since it’s so multifactorial; we do have Health Coaches who provide individual patient counseling either in clinic or by phone, and who run a 12-week practical course that alternates cooking demos & nutrition education with gentle exercise weekly. We have been encouraging our care team pods to try short PDSAs per QI topic and had some good success with colorectal cancer screening, but somehow obesity seems more challenging for providers to come up with ideas to move the needle on obesity… Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions!