Child health programme

Deliver holistic health management initiatives to children from birth to adulthood.

Our child health programme helps maximise the impact of proactive health initiatives through early identification of at-risk children and timely medical interventions.

One third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies resulting from food scarcity impact their survival and development. Anaemia, for instance, affects 74 per cent of children under age 3 and more than 90 per cent of adolescent girls in India. Children in India also continue to lose their life to vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles.

The Optum™ child health programme (CHP) provides holistic health care services to proactively address and manage child health in India. Through CHP, we create a state-wide repository of health records for children ages 0–18. The repository includes health risk assessment reports and vital health information, such as family medical history, known health issues, major illnesses, surgeries, medications, lab results, vitals and allergies.

The principal components of Optum CHP are:

  • Proactive health risk assessment. Children are screened twice a year to ensure early detection and timely management of health issues. We use anthropometric data based on age and body mass index to identify nutritional morbidity disorders before they manifest clinically. 
  • Timely medical intervention. Medical intervention is provided on an as-needed basis. This includes providing children vitamins and minerals to address deficiencies before they lead to severe health complications.
  • Health education. Families are educated on affordable and nutrient-rich dietary plans based on their socio-economic status.

Optum population health management applications offer online as well as offline data entry capabilities. These applications may be customised and leveraged for mobile devices, tablets, desktops and laptops for electronic data capture and near real-time decision-making.

Contact us today to learn how the Optum child health programme can help you create a brighter and healthier future for children across India.