Growth Chart Training
This training offers a set of self-directed, interactive training modules for health care professionals using the 2006 WHO growth standard and the 2000 CDC growth reference charts in clinical and public health settings to assess growth of infants, children, and adolescents. The training module, Using the WHO Growth Charts to Assess Growth in the United States Among Children Ages Birth to 2 years, was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train health care providers on how to use the World Health Organization (WHO) growth standards to assess growth among infants and young children aged birth to 2 years. The training modules, Overview of the CDC Growth Charts for Use with Children Aged 2 Years and Older and Using the CDC BMI-for-age Growth Charts for Children and Teens aged 2 to 20 Years, were developed by the CDC to train health care providers on how to use the 2000 CDC growth references to assess growth among children and teens aged 2 to 20 years.
The overall purpose of the modular training is to provide health care professionals in the United States with expertise on using and interpreting the WHO and CDC growth charts.
The Training Modules include:
- Using the 2006 WHO Growth Charts to Assess Growth in the United States Among Children Ages Birth to 2 years
- Overview of the 2000 CDC Growth Charts for Use with Children Aged 2 Years and Older
- Using the 2000 CDC BMI-for-age Growth Charts for Children and Teens aged 2 to 20 Years
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Modules include:
- Accurate Measuring, Equipment and Techniques
- Using the Growth Charts with Various Populations such as Adolescents, Children with Special Needs and Others
- Use and Interpretation of the WHO and CDC Growth Charts for Children from Birth to 20 Years in the United States - [PDF - 239KB]
- Tools to Calculate BMI
- Software Tools