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

  • Dean Seneca; CDC (to be confirmed)
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
  • Laura Seeff, MD; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (to be confirmed)
  • Q and A (5 minutes)
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
  • Christa Singleton, MD, MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (to be confirmed)
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. Explore the challenges, opportunities and strategies, through case studies, for implementation of 6|18 initiative in various practice settings
  3. Analyze and describe how physicians can utilize evidence and collaborate with payers, public health and other stakeholders to achieve sustainable systems-based change.
  4. Identify the role of preventive medicine physicians in advancing the 6|18 initiative.
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