Maternal and Child Health Bureau Growth Charts Training







Welcome to the training site for the new CDC Growth Charts that were released in May 2000. This Web site offers a set of self-directed, interactive training modules for health care professionals using the pediatric growth charts in clinical and public health settings to assess growth of infants, children, and adolescents.

The training modules were developed as a collaborative initiative between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The overall purpose of the modular training is to provide health care professionals in the United States with expertise on using and interpreting the new growth charts. Training includes

Background information related to the rationale for changes in the revised charts

Body mass index (BMI)-for-age charts: using and interpreting the charts
Clinical applications of the charts

Users can complete any or all of the training modules in the desired sequence and at no cost. Each module includes learning objectives, text, examples to complete, and a glossary of new terms. Estimated time to complete each module is provided in the introduction to the module.



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