ACPM Listening Session on the CDC's 6|18 Initiative
ACPM and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are hosting three in-person listening sessions to explore the role of providers in implementing the CDC's 6|18 Initiative. Are you involved or interested in preventing or addressing any of the following six health conditions?
High blood pressure
We want to hear from you! This is a rare opportunity to share your expertise, engage with fellow providers, and be a voice for prevention in your community.
Space is limited to 40 participants for each listening session! These free sessions will fill up fast, so register today for one in your area: Atlanta, Houston, and New York City. Dates and deadlines listed below.
Download the event flyers (PDF versions) to share information about the listening sessions being held in Atlanta, Houston and New York City with your colleagues and through your professional networks. Thank you!
This listening session is intended for all physicians who are involved or interested in preventing or addressing these common and costly health conditions. Share your experience, learn from ACPM's preventive medicine specialists, and be voice for preventive medicine in your community.
Participants will discuss and identify:
Role of physicians to advance the initiative
Opportunities and barriers of the initiative in traditional fee-for-service and value-based care settings
Strategies to advocate for the initiative at your practice setting
Ways to collaborate with health systems, insurers, businesses, community-based organizations, health departments to make a business case for the initiative
How ACPM and CDC can help you integrate the the initiative into your practice
Residents may also participate in the listening sessions and are encouraged to take advantage of the following benefits:
Network with other preventive medicine physicians to provide input, directly to CDC officials, on the role of physicians in implementing the 6|18 initiative.
Ability to obtain 4 CME at no cost.
Participate in discussions, take notes, and synthesize themes and salient points to be incorporated into the final report.
Potential acknowledgement in ACPM position statement on 6|18 initiative that is currently in development.
Advance Reading Materials
We highly encourage you to review the reading materials prior to the listening session.This will allow you to gain additional background information on the 6|18 initiative and participate in a substantive discussion.
This listening session is made possible through a grant from the CDC as part of a five year cooperative agreement on health systems transformation.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
Analyze and describe how physicians can utilize evidence and collaborate with payers, public health and other stakeholders to achieve sustainable systems-based change.
Identify the role of preventive medicine physicians in advancing the 6|18 initiative.
Discuss how preventive medicine physicians can collaborate with businesses, health insurance plans and other stakeholders to adopt the 6|18 initiative to address the six health conditions among employees.
Articulate the differences in the implementation of the 6|18 initiative in the traditional fee-for service and value-based care models.
(Subject to revision)
Latest version of the participant guide which contains information for all three listening sessions. The guide includes the following
Introduction to ACPM's role in CDC's 6|18 initiative
Locations of all three listening sessions with calendar invite
Advance Reading List
Final discussion questions
CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. The 6|18 Initiative offers proven interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases by increasing their coverage, access, utilization and quality. Additionally, it aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models. By 6|18, we mean that we are targeting six common and costly health conditions—tobacco use, high blood pressure, healthcare-associated infections, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and diabetes—and 18 proven specific interventions that formed the starting point of discussions with purchasers, payers, and providers.
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