Our new online courses allow us to deliver our education to providers where they are, in their daily practice, thereby extending the reach of our programming to a broader audience of providers and improving preventive care for an even larger number of female patients.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 10, 2018
Today, national breast and ovarian health organization, Bright Pink, launched two online courses designed to improve women’s health providers’ ability to stratify and manage their female patients’ risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
The eLearning platform (available at BrightPink.org/ELearning) features interactive, self-paced, case-based education that is Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education accredited. Upon completing the courses, providers will be equipped to engage in shared decision-making with patients to appropriately identify their risk and develop personalized prevention and management plans.
This is the latest offering from Bright Pink as part of their Women’s Health Provider Education Initiative, which aims to improve patient outcomes through enhancing the quality of preventive breast and ovarian care delivery. To date, the initiative has educated over 18,000 providers through lectures at academic institutions.
“Bright Pink is committed to ensuring women can rely on their providers as trusted partners in their breast and ovarian health management,” said Dr. Deborah Lindner, Bright Pink’s Chief Medical Officer. “Our new online courses allow us to deliver our education to providers where they are, in their daily practice, thereby extending the reach of our programming to a broader audience of providers and improving preventive care for an even larger number of female patients.”
Bright Pink partnered with the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health to receive CME and CE accreditation for each of the online courses.
“We’re proud to partner with Bright Pink to provide accreditation for these courses and to join in their efforts to make continuing education more accessible to front-line family physicians throughout the country.” – Vince Keenan, Executive Vice President of Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.
In the development of their first digital program for a provider audience, Bright Pink built upon their past success in digital including their webby-award winning AssessYourRisk.org, which has helped more than 900,000 women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Following this risk assessment, women are encouraged to discuss their results with a provider to develop a risk-management plan that is right for them.
Providers can access Bright Pink’s risk stratification and risk management courses at BrightPink.org/elearning.
About Bright Pink®
Bright Pink is a national non-profit focused on the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer. The organization’s mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively. Bright Pink’s innovative programs motivate women to prioritize prevention, help women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, equip women with personalized risk-management recommendations, and empower women to manage their health proactively in partnership with a healthcare provider. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over a million women to be their own best health advocates. Join us in putting Awareness In Action™ at BrightPink.org.
About Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is a state professional medical society dedicated
to maintaining high standards of family medicine representing more than 4,800+ family physicians,
residents and medical students. The IAFP is a chapter of the American Academy of Family
Physicians, the largest medical specialty association in the country, which has 125,000 members.
The IAFP, founded in 1947, provides members with advocacy, education and action through
practice-based support, continuing medical education, government relations and public relations
About National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
As a national professional membership organization, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) is the nation's leading voice for courageous conversations about women's health. In our clinics and in our culture, women's health nurse practitioners champion state-of-the-science health care that holistically addresses the unique needs of women across their lifetimes. We elevate the health issues others overlook and compel attention on women's health from providers, policymakers, and researchers. Other advanced practice registered nurses rely on us for authoritative resources and education that improve women's health and wellness through evidence-based practice. NPWH pioneers policies to address gender disparities and forges strategic partnerships that advance health equity and holistic models of care.