Introduction Programs Anticipated Outcomes
The National Health Foundation (NHF) a non-profit organization, and HELP-Childhood Obesity Program
Successive programs to be implemented through the campaign will
the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) have BMI<85% for children 5-12 ages
include a childhood obesity program, type 2 diabetes program and
collaborated to develop the HOPE “Hospitals Offering Prevention for Reduced weight or weight gain velocities
cardiovascular disease program.
Everyone” for Health Campaign. This campaign brings together Normal cholesterol levels
Additional programs will be developed based on identified need.
hospitals across Southern California in a coordinated effort to provide Reduced body fat %
Campaign programs build upon each other and share core messages
patients and communities with chronic disease prevention and Reduced waist circumference
focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles and the prevention of chronic
management services. Participating hospitals will provide a series of Improved food/drink selection
disease and related co-morbidities.
community-based programs that target high-incidence chronic Increased exercise frequency and duration
All programs will run for a minimum of one year through the campaign.
diseases. Reduced TV screen time
Hospitals are encouraged to sustain the programs after the one year
Decreased fast food purchases
Participating Hospitals Results
Huntington Hospital- Pasadena, CA
White Memorial Medical Center-Los Angeles, CA
Web Based Data Collection
San Antonio Community Hospital-San Bernardino, CA
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center-Pomona, CA Participant surveys will collect clinical measures (weight, height,
St. Francis Medical Center-Lynwood, CA BMI, waist circumference) well as self-reported behavior and
Torrance Memorial Medical Center-Torrance, CA knowledge data related to nutrition and physical activity.
California Hospital Medical Center-Los Angeles, CA Data is collected at three time points: pre- and post- the workshop
series and 3-6 months after the last workshop for follow-up.
Data collected by hospitals will be entered into a web-based data
Background collection system developed and maintained by NHF.
Through the database, hospitals can run real time reports to view
their own progress as well as view the aggregate progress of all
The HOPE for Health Campaign is based off the model and work hospitals.
of the Los Angeles Chronic Disease Management Consortium Data analysis will be conducted by NHF and will be presented to
(CDMC). hospitals on a quarterly basis as well as in a year-end report.
CDMC is a group of five hospitals located in Los Angeles County
that over the past 10 years have successfully developed, piloted and
evaluated multiple chronic disease management programs.
Utilizing a consortium model, community-based programs are
The HOPE Campaign will kick-off by targeting childhood obesity.
developed and implemented by a multidisciplinary team including Conclusions
Hospitals will implement the Healthy Eating Lifestyles Program
physicians, nurses, social workers, promotoras etc. Members of the Los Angeles Chronic Disease Management
(HELP) a program curriculum developed by the CDMC, or will use the
NHF provides facilitation of the collaborative and conducts Consortium, especially Coralyn AndresTaylor, MPH, RD, CHES,
campaign evaluation process for an existing childhood obesity
evaluation of all programs. Marta Connor and Dr. Lynn Yonekura.
To -date programs implemented have improved health outcomes Hospital Association of Southern California, especially Jim Barber.
HELP and hospital childhood obesity programs are family focused
for participants and have provided over 15,000 children and families UniHealth Foundation and the Good Hope Medical Foundation for
and emphasize life-long improved eating and physical activity habits.
with chronic disease prevention and management education. their generous support of the HELP program.