Sadly, insurance companies think obese kids don’t deserve nutrition counseling. But the Alliance for a Healthier Generation may help change that. According to a 2/19 press release…
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative of the AmericanHeart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, announced the formation of the Alliance Healthcare Initiative, a collaborative effort with national medical associations, leading insurers and employers to offer comprehensive health benefits to children and families for the prevention,
assessment, and treatment of childhood obesity.
This effort marks a major step forward in a holistic approach to reduce childhood obesity in the United States. The Alliance Healthcare Initiative will enable healthcare providers to be an active part of the solution to the obesity epidemic by providing children with primary care visits, and visits to registered dietitians as part of their health insurance benefits. Additionally, the Alliance Healthcare Initiative will educate parents about childhood obesity and the expansion of services available to their children as a result of this effort.
Eligible states include: targeted groups in the following states:
(Northern, Central Valley, Southern)
Georgia (Atlanta area, Marion);
New Orleans Area;
Maryland/Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts;
New York (Upstate, New York City, Western);
Pennsylvania (Central, Philadelphia, Southeastern);
Texas (Dallas, Houston)