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 supporting advocacy efforts for policies and regulations that impact patient care and accessibility.

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It’s ACMA’s mission to ensure that proper legislation, policies and regulations are developed that will positively impact the practice of case management and transitions of care so that the best care possible can be provided.

The American Case Management Association (ACMA) is pleased to announce that it has joined the #GivingTuesday movement. Kicking off the giving season, #GivingTuesday is an annual global event celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

ACMA’s #GivingTuesday donation campaign will run the entire month of November. Donations will go toward ACMA’s advocacy efforts in support of case managers and transitions of care professionals around the nation.

“Healthcare case managers and transitions of care professionals advocate every day on behalf of their patients,” said Dianne Smitson, RN, MHA, ACM-RN, ACMA member and Senior Consulting Manager at IBM Watson Health. “It’s ACMA’s mission to ensure that proper legislation, policies and regulations are developed that will positively impact the practice of case management and transitions of care so that the best care possible can be provided. Donations to ACMA made through #GivingTuesday will help support ACMA as we continue to 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.

Anyone interested in learning more or donating 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 8,000 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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