PM2017 Concurrent Session on the 6|18 Initiative
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May 24, 2017
3:15–4:45 p.m.
Portland, Oregon

ACPM will host a concurrent session on the 6|18 Initiative at the annual conference, Preventive Medicine 2017, on Wednesday, May 24 in Portland, Oregon. The session will introduce the audience to the CDC's 6|18 Initiative and provide two examples of successful implementation of the initiative. The draft agenda for the concurrent session, listed below, is subject to revision.


Preliminary Agenda

3:15–3:20 PM
Introduction & Overview of ACPM's HST Efforts
  • Michael Barry, CAE; ACPM
3:20–3:40 PM
Overview of the CDC's 6|18 Initiative
  • Dani Pere, MPM; ACPM
3:40–4:10 PM
Case Studies: Successes of 6|18 Implementation
  • Catherine Witkop, MD, MPH; Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH; Alliant Quality
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Catherine Witkop, MD, MPH

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Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH

4:10–4:20 PM
Role of PM Physicians in Adopting and Advancing the 6|18 Initiative
  • Victoria Costales, MD, MPH; Associate Program Director Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Griffin Hospital 
4:20–4:40 PM
Q and A

4:40–4:45 PM
Wrap Up
  • Current and Future ACPM Learning Opportunities in Health Systems Transformation
  • Dani Pere, MPM; ACPM


Learning Objectives

At the end of the concurrent session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the 6|18 initiative including the eighteen evidence-based interventions developed to address the six health conditions 
  2.  Describe how the 6|18 initiative can be applied in a complex health system like the Military Health System
  3.  Describe how physicians can utilize evidence and collaborate with payers, public health and other stakeholders to align payment incentives and other improvement activities.
  4. Identify the role of preventive medicine physicians in advancing the 6|18 initiative.
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