"The designation means that more health care professionals will be able to benefit from ACLM’s high-quality, evidence-based courses."
ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) August 02, 2022
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) announced today that it has become a content provider of educational courses to AMA Ed Hub™, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) comprehensive online learning platform that supports the learning, licensure and certification needs of physicians and other health professionals.
The addition of ACLM as a content provider to AMA Ed Hub will greatly expand access to the professional medical society’s evidence-based continuing medical education courses (CME) focused on the six pillars of lifestyle medicine — nutrition, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, positive social connection and avoidance of harmful substances. ACLM joins other well-known organizations such as the JAMA Network™, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Hospital Medicine as AMA Ed Hub content providers, among many others.
“The designation of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as an official AMA Ed Hub content provider means that more health care professionals will be able to experience and benefit from ACLM’s high-quality, evidence-based educational courses,” said ACLM President Catherine Collings, MD, MS, FACC, DipABLM. “We are delighted to collaborate with the AMA to provide health professionals the knowledge to apply whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle changes to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and obesity.”
Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine also provides effective prevention for these conditions.
ACLM offers over 100 hours of CME and CE via online courses and in-person events, as well as maintenance of certification for various specialties and for those certified in the field of lifestyle medicine. Continuing medical education courses ensure that physicians and other health professionals stay current in a field or specialty, improve the care they provide and maintain licenses or credentials to practice in hospitals.
The AMA Ed Hub is a streamlined digital platform with more than 8,000 activities and almost 4,000 CME options in a variety of formats such as articles, podcasts, videos, quizzes and interactive modules.
ABOUT ACLM--The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the nation’s medical professional society advancing lifestyle medicine as the foundation for a redesigned, value-based and equitable healthcare delivery system, leading to whole person health. ACLM educates, equips, empowers and supports its members through quality, evidence-based education, certification and research to identify and eradicate the root cause of chronic disease, with a clinical outcome goal of health restoration as opposed to disease management.
ABOUT THE AMA-- The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care. The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.