Healthy Kids - Research
Healthy Kids conducts research with others in our health system. We also partner with outside organizations to advance our knowledge in this area and ensure we are using evidence-based treatment practices. Past collaborations have included Dr. Greg Welk, Dr. Lorraine Lanngingham-Foster, and Dr. Maren Wolff from Iowa State University examining the implementation of the American Academy of Pediatrics Stage 1 and Stage 2 treatment in the primary care setting. Prior research, also with Dr. Welk, validated the SOPLAY observation tool with an accelerometry-based physical activity monitor.
Saint-Maurice, Pedro F., Welk, Greg, Ihmels, Michelle A., and Richards Krapfl, Julia. "Validation of the SOPLAY Direct Observation Tool With an Accelerometry-Based Physical Activity Monitor." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8(8):1108-16. November 2011.
If you are a provider or institution interested in partnering with the Healthy Kids, please contact Angie Clark at Angie.Clark@unitypoint.org or 515-241-3317.