Welcome to the November installment of the Insider.
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:
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.
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