Monitoring the obesity epidemic in Wisconsin

WCHQ logoHIP is partnering with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) to monitor the prevalence of obesity in the state of Wisconsin. With HIP’s support, WCHQ recently developed a publicly reported metric on adult Body Mass Index (BMI). Data for this measure was recently released for the first time by 20 healthcare organizations on 1.7 million patients across the state. Additionally, HIP has helped foster a collaboration between WCHQ and the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative (OPI) so that WCHQ’s publicly reported data can be used to monitor and help curb the growing obesity epidemic in the state.