ACMA Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement in Support of Case Managers and Transitions of Care Professionals Around the Nation

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ACMA will participate in this year's #GivingTuesday event with the goal of influencing policies and regulations that impact patient care and accessibility.

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“Case management professionals serve as both guide and advocate for patients as they attempt to navigate a complex continuum of care – supporting those who are ill, injured and vulnerable every step of the way,” said Pam Foster, LCSW, MBA, ACM and President of ACMA.

The American Case Management Association (ACMA) is pleased to announce that it has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations around the world to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity during the giving season.

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, it will be celebrated on November 28 to kick off the holiday giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support. Millions of people in over 98 countries have participated in the movement.

“A major part of ACMA’s mission is to ensure that proper legislation, policies and regulations are developed that will positively impact the practice of case management and transitions of care,” said Andra Givens, MSN, MHA, RN, ACM and ACMA member. “Donations to ACMA made through #GivingTuesday will help support ACMA members as they advocate on behalf of our profession and patients nationwide.”

In hospital and health care systems, case management is a collaborative practice model including patients, nurses, social workers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and the community. The case management process encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. The goals of case management include the achievement of optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient’s right to self-determination.

“Case management professionals serve as both guide and advocate for patients as they attempt to navigate a complex continuum of care – supporting those who are ill, injured and vulnerable every step of the way,” said Pam Foster, LCSW, MBA, ACM and President of ACMA. “Every day, case managers advocate on behalf of patients with medical staff, payors and even family members.”

#GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that it means even more when we give together. Those who are interested in giving to ACMA’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://www.acmaweb.org/givingtuesday.

About ACMA:
Founded in 1999, the American Case Management Association (ACMA) is a national, non-profit, professional membership association, which strives to provide resources, solutions and support for Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals. ACMA is comprised of more than 7,600 members nationwide, including nurses, social workers, physicians and other professionals affiliated with case management. Through a variety of educational conferences and networking events at both the state and national level, ACMA provides its members with numerous opportunities to develop their skills, grow in their profession and learn from the experiences and practices of fellow members. For more information, visit http://www.acmaweb.org.

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