Riley Hospital for Children POWER - Pediatric OverWeight Education and Research at Indiana University Health's multi-level approach will enable your community to align with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and identify your hospital as a leader in childhood weight management:
- Physician education and empowerment by providing physicians/primary-care providers with the tools to perform basic evaluation, counseling, and referral source for obese children.
- Facilitate community partnerships and initiate evidenced/researched based programming in your community for physicians to refer patient and their families to, so as to provide high quality weight management programs in local communities.
- Utilize the Riley POWER at IU Health clinic as a referral source for local practitioners and hospital specialties. The Riley POWER at IU Health clinic serves the state of Indiana as a tertiary care clinic for children and adolescents to combat obesity at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health/Indiana University Health.
What is involved:
Trainings will be held quarterly at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.
Upon registration your hospital will receive training dates you will select your preferred date.
Your hospital will participate in two eight-hour trainings that will be three months apart. After the trainings, your hospital will be supported by Riley Hospital for Children and the POWER program as you begin to implement POWER in your community.
Who should attend:
POWER Champion: This is the staff person you hospital has identified as the champion for your POWER initiative. This could be an RN, RD, Exercise Physiologist, MD or other hospital staff.
Pediatrician or Physician: This person will serve as the medical consultant for your POWER initiative, offering direction and medical direction for the POWER initiative.
Other Participating Staff: This would be anyone directly involved with the implementation of the POWER initiative, or any hospital administration, foundation members or interested community partners.