HEALED Resources and References

The resources and references below are provided to support pediatric care providers in the prevention , evaluation, management, and treatment of childhood obesity.

Billing and Coding

  • The Coding Fact Sheet will provide you with a guide to coding for obesity-related health care services.

Motivational Interviewing

  • Dr. Robert Schwartz, a Pediatric Endocrinologist and national speaker from Wake Forest University, was invited by TNAAP and United HealthCare Community Plan (UHCP) to provide a 3-hour program on motivational interviewing in the primary care setting. This conference was held on August 27, 2011.
  • Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered guiding style for enhancing motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence to change. For years it has been used by metal health workers in the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions. It is now beginning to be used as a strategy to address pediatric obesity.
  • If you would like to view this webcast, please click HERE.


The following document contains some helpful references regarding the prevalence, epidemiology, evaluation, prevention or treatment of childhood obesity. When available online, the link is provided at the end of the citation.

HEALED Contact Information

Rebecca Robinson, MPH
Training Coordinator
Phone: 865-657-3437
Fax: 615-383-7170
Email: rebecca.robinson@tnaap.org