HEAL – A natural experiment to promote obesity prevention behaviors among low-income pregnant women

Speaker: Sharma, Danho
Length: 53:09 minutes

Instituting interventions during the prenatal period is optimal for early obesity prevention in the child. Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is a six-week, multi-component program to promote breastfeeding, healthy dietary habits, cooking skills and physical activity among Medicaid-eligible pregnant-women in Texas. HEAL is integrated into the UT Physicians healthcare system and offered as a standard-of-care for eligible patients. This webinar describes the HEAL program implementation, delivery and evaluation of this natural experiment across two years of implementation.