American College of Lifestyle Medicine Launches Learning Management System with CME Accreditation by Lee Health

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine today announced the go-live of its new online Learning Management System for physicians and other health professionals in partnership with Lee Health, the largest health system in Southwest Florida, as the CME provider for enduring material. The system supports Lifestyle Medicine, the fastest growing field of medicine and a new paradigm in how health care is delivered.

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This CME program will add a novel approach to traditional health care by focusing on how we can all stay well and lower the risk of chronic disease and cancer.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) today announced its new online Learning Management System for physicians and allied health professionals is live, beginning with two course offerings in partnership with its CME accreditation provider Lee Health, the largest health system in Southwest Florida.

The two courses are the documentary Forks Over Knives, featuring Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, and T. Colin Campbell, PhD, winners of the 2016 and 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Lifetime Achievement Awards, and a 2.25-hour course by 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award winner, ACLM Founding Member and Fellow Michael Greger, MD, called How to Be an Evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine Clinician. Both courses, and a pipeline of others soon to debut, can be accessed at http://LifestyleMed.education.

While all clinicians are urged to access the portal and its course offerings, members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine receive exclusive member-only discounts.

“ACLM is committed to helping fill the gaping void that currently exists in medical education related to evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine therapeutic approaches that are efficacious in prevention, treatment, and often even reversal of the chronic disease that’s all too prevalent in our U.S. population and in many others around the world,” said ACLM Executive Director Susan Benigas. “We will continue adding more CME-accredited content to the new portal as we provide leadership in paving the way for Lifestyle Medicine to become the foundation of a transformed and sustainable system of health care delivery.”

Lee Health Chief Acute Care Officer Scott Kashman said, “These on-line CME courses will be valuable to any health care provider who is interested in learning more about Lifestyle Medicine and how to incorporate it into their individual practice of medicine.

“We are pleased to have this great collaboration with ACLM,” Kashman continued. “In partnership, Lee Health and the ACLM will move the country from managing a system devoted to care of the sick to a system focusing on keeping our patients, family and friends in optimal wellness.”

“As a practicing physician, when sitting in the exam room with people interested in becoming and staying well, using healthy nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep and other foundational aspects of lifestyle medicine, this CME program will add a novel approach to traditional health care by focusing on how we can all stay well and lower the risk of chronic disease and cancer,” said Lee Health Vice President of Health and Wellness Salvatore Lacagnina, DO.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: ACLM is the professional medical association for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease. Learn more at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org.

ABOUT LEE HEALTH: Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at http://www.LeeHealth.org

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