ACPM ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CDC'S TOTAL WORKER HEALTH PROGRAMACPM is excited to announce that we are now an affiliate partner of the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Total Worker Health Program (TWH). TWH is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.Traditional occupational safety and health protection programs have primarily concentrated on ensuring that work is safe and that workers are protected from the harms that arise from work itself. TWH builds on this approach through the recognition that work is a social determinant of health; job-related factors such as wages, hours of work, workload and stress levels, interactions with coworkers, and access to leave and healthful workplaces all can have an important impact on the well-being of workers, their families, and their communities. TWH explores opportunities to not only protect workers, but also advance their health and well-being by targeting the conditions of work. NIOSH developed the TWH Affiliate Program to recognize academic, labor, not-for-profit, and public organizations that are advancing an integrated approach. The goals are to: (1) Increase the visibility, uptake and impact of total worker health to advance the safety, health, and well-being of workers, (2) Attract new collaborators to enrich and broaden current NIOSH TWH translational research, (3) Attract new collaborators to enrich and broaden current NIOSH TWH practice and dissemination efforts, (4) Publicly recognize the contributions of the Affiliates to the development and dissemination of total worker health research and practice. This new affiliate partnership allows ACPM to broaden our work in Lifestyle Medicine, collaborate more closely with the TWH program, and offer opportunities for ACPM members to engage with the program in a formal way. You can learn more about TWH at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/totalhealth.html.
ACPM MAKES NEWS WITH NEW PMR TRAINING PROGRAM IN MAINE TO FOCUS ON PLANT BASED NUTRITION
The Portland Press Herald published a recent story announcing the new Preventive Medicine Residency Training program at Maine Medical Center that will focus on plant based nutrition. ACPM Associate Executive Director, Paul Bonta, was quoted in the article, referencing the growing popularity of PMR programs as the next generations of physicians begin to focus more on prevention diseasing.
ACPM PUBLISHES OPINION EDITORIAL WITH UNITED HEALTH GROUP
ACPM President Dan Blumenthal and the Executive VP of United Health Group, Reed Tuckson published an Opinion Editorial on the important of preventive care. The OpEd reviewed a new report co-released by ACPM and United Health Foundation that analyzed prevention measures across all 50 states. It looked at prevention through the lenses of immunizations, efforts to prevent chronic disease and disparities in access to preventive care.
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ANNOUNCING NEW LIFESTYLE MEDICINE PROVIDER TRAININGS
ACPM is organizing a series of free in-person lifestyle medicine training sessions May 10, May 17 and May 24 in Chicago, Charlotte, and Denver, respectively. The live trainings will focus on how lifestyle medicine practices can be used to improve health outcomes among a target population most at-risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The goal of the trainings is to build the capacity and knowledge of providers to apply the core competencies of lifestyle medicine to improve population health outcomes within a specified target group.
Didactic lecture, scientific resources, and interactive case studies will be featured. 8.0 hours of CME-eligible for attendance. Seating is limited. To learn more and register for the training, visit http:/www.acpm/wisewoman.
ACPM PARTNERS WITH MEDICAL FITNESS ASSOCIATION
ACPM is pleased to announce a collaborative strategic partnership with the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), a non-profit educational organization. The Medical Fitness Association is a professional association representing medically based fitness
centers in the United States and eleven other countries. It offers continuing education; industry benchmark data; annual, regional and specialty conferences; and the first and the only comprehensive international facility certification program in existence. Working with its strategic partners the Medical Fitness Association promotes wellness; prevention and Exercise is Medicine®
. By positioning its centers as extensions of physician’s offices, medically based fitness centers serve as a primary tool in creating an accountable preventive health system and in the management of population health. The strategic partnership encourages both of our organizations to share their expertise and expand the opportunities for educating members on the best ways to make a positive difference in the health and wellness of their members, patients and communities.
ACPM AND UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF SPOTLIGHT: PREVENTION
The United Health Foundation, in partnership with ACPM, released the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Spotlight: Preventionon February 26 at the Preventive Medicine 2016 conference. The report takes an in-depth look at prevention measures across all 50 states through the lenses of health care access, immunizations and chronic disease prevention.
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CLINICAL SAFETY AND PHARMACOVILGILANCE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
ACPM has partnered with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) to place early and mid-career preventive medicine physicians in rewarding clinical safety and pharmacovigilance positions. Learn more about available opportunities.
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