April 2018 | Better Health Data Center

Better Health Partnership’s second public report on children’s health includes care and outcome measures on obesity and blood pressure for 255,785 children who received care from 6 member health systems between October 2016 and September 2017.

Obesity is the most common chronic disease in children, frequently goes undiagnosed, and reliably results in chronic disease in adulthood. In addition, high blood pressure often accompanies children who are overweight or obese. Data we report help identify gaps that become opportunities to improve and exceptional achievements that become best practices to disseminate.

We thank all participating health systems and members of our Clinical Advisory Committee’s subcommittees on childhood obesity and asthma, for which we offer a sneak preview below. We are grateful to all who shared their data, expertise and time in service of a healthier community.