Pediatric Tertiary Care Centers
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Brenner Children's Hospital
The BrennerFIT Program at Brenner Children's Hospital is geared towards a holistic treatment of pediatric obesity for children 2-18 years of age. BrennerFIT involves the coordinated effort of physicians, psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists and nurse case managers.
Phone: (336) 713-2348
Duke University School of Medicine, Center for Nutritional Disorders and Obesity
The Healthy Lifestyles Program (HLP) is a multidisciplinary referral clinic for the management of childhood obesity in children and teenagers aged 0-22. Treatment includes an initial screening for the causes and consequences of obesity, an intensive lifestyle intervention phase lasting six months, and a maintenance program that continues until adulthood. For patients who do not respond to lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy (medications to help lose weight) and bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) are available options for selected adolescents.
Duke Children's Primary Care
Duke Children's Consultative Services of Raleigh
East Carolina University, Department of Pediatrics, The Brody School of Medicine
The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight youth. Pediatricians, dietitians, physical therapists and a mental health professional work together to develop effective, family-centered approaches to weight management for each patient.
Take Off-4 Health Summer 2009
East Carolina University is proud to partner with North Carolina 4-H, one of the state's premier youth organizations, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension to sponsor Take Off 4-Health in summer 2009. Take Off 4-Health is a healthy lifestyle camp for overweight boys and girls ages 12-18. The 3-week residential camp is held each summer at the Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, NC and is supported by the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Take Off 4-Health helps campers lose weight, build self esteem and learn the tools necessary to lead a healthy life and reduce their risks of developing chronic disease.
Take Off 4-Health is now accepting campers for the summer 2009 session: Sunday, July 26 - Friday, August 14. The registration fee is $2,250 for the three weeks. A limited number of scholarships are available for overweight youth of Pitt and Bertie counties only. Other funds may also be available for a very limited number of type 2 diabetics from NC who are highly motivated to attend the camp. To download an application or register online, visit the Eastern 4-H Center's web site at www.eastern4hcenter.org For more information about scholarship opportunities, contact Yancey Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Collier, MD, PhD, Director
Yancey Crawford, MPH, Program Coordinator
ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight