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Lifestyle Medicine Insider
February 2020 | Seventh Edition
ADVOCACY | MEDIA | EDUCATION | RESEARCH | ECONOMICS | COMMUNITY
Lifestyle Medicine Insider , a periodic look into the political, industry and economic environment we face as Lifestyle Medicine pioneers.
Priority Areas - President Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM:

  • Policy
  • Payment
  • Partnerships
  • Public Relations
ADVOCACY
  • ACLM representatives met with key Congress members and staff this past week in DC, highlighting the need for Lifestyle Medicine and food-as-medicine curricula in medical schools. Jennifer Trilk, PhD, FACSM, DipACLM, from the University of South Carolina Greenville, with second-year medical student Alex Teshon, and ACLM Board member Terri Stone, MD, FACP, met with: Finance Committee staff; Cong. Tom Rice (SC) staff; Cong. Jeff Duncan (SC) staff; Sen. Lindsay Graham (SC) staff; Sen. Tim Scott (SC) staff; Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI) staff; Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) staff; Cong. Jim McGovern (MA) staff; Cong. Tim Ryan (OH); House Rules Committee staff; and Cong. Will Timmons (SC).

  • In addition to joining the Primary Care Collaborative (mentioned in a previous edition), ACLM has formally partnered with the Population Health Alliance (PHA), the American College of Sports Medicine and a new consortium of exercise-is-medicine related groups called the Physical Activity Alliance. Together we are proactively looking for health policy and other synergies.
BIG PHARMA
  • Kaiser Health News reports that pharmaceutical companies contribute millions of dollars to U.S. Congress members—of both parties--to influence health care lawmaking and spending. Is yours on this list? http://bit.ly/2vFerDd
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HEALTH SYSTEMS
Lifestyle Medicine IN COMMUNITIES