The prevalence of overweight and obese individuals has been a critical issue which has caused a worldwide concerns for the health threats, since it is burdened due to several linked diseases. This business plan proposes the establishment of a for-profit health clinic named NutriMed that provides a quality care and is mainly patient centered. This clinic provide the care to decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the children of the ages 5 to 19 years. The functioning of this clinic is based on Barlow et al approach for prevention and treatment of obesity using the multidisciplinary team effort, which consist of physician, dietitian, exercise expert, nurse and behavioral therapist. The goal of this health clinic is to improve the health in the Los Angles community especially for children. This is done by identifying the priorities and striving for a patient-centered and evidence based approach to care. While this plan acknowledges the challenges in serving indigent populations, the clinic will contract with Medi-Cal and commit to continuous fundraising efforts to remain financially sustainable in order to improve the health of vulnerable Angelino’s children.
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|Commitee:||Gotz, Cindy, Lawrence, Henry O.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||Childhood obesity, Health clinic, Los angles, Patient centered|
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