Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency Online Program is an evidence-based program designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for doctors as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, health coaches, and other allied health professionals with an interest in learning the basic foundational principles of lifestyle medicine. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is available for select medical specialties.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based therapeutic approach to prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Comprehensive lifestyle interventions (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, social support and environmental exposures) address underlying disease risks, thereby decreasing illness burden and improving clinical outcomes within value-based medicine. Lifestyle medicine should be seen as a core competency for preventive and primary care medicine.
Important examples of where these competencies have already been employed include:
Three Reasons Why This Program Is Needed
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What This New Program Provides
This new program follows the recommended foundational approach identified in JAMA to preventing and treating the majority of chronic diseases affecting Americans—diseases that are caused or exacerbated by today’s unhealthy lifestyle choices.
The nine modules comprising the 30-hour program cover basic and advanced information on:
At the conclusion, participants will be able to:
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Continuing Medical Education: ACPM designates this internet-enduring educational activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACPM is not accredited to offer credit to non-physicians, however, many allied health professional specialties do accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly.
Maintenance of Certification: This curriculum is applicable for Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
American Academy of Family Physicians: This Enduring Material activity, Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 06/21/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This curriculum is also applicable for Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.Additional medical specialty boards are reviewing this new program for MOC credit, and ACPM will be contacting the professional societies for NP’s PA’s and other allied health professionals.Pricing & Fees
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