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BENNINGTON — Students pursuing a certificate or degree in early childhood education can get paid to increase the number of college courses they take and graduate sooner. A partnership between the Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is leveraging funds secured by Vermont’s federal congressional delegation to pay students while they take college classes.

Many students pursuing a career in early childhood education, otherwise known as child care, are taking classes while working a full- or part-time job. The need for income to cover life expenses can hamper students’ ability to take a full course load and extend the time until they get their certificate or degree. The new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Residency Program pays students $3,500 if the student reduces their work time and takes more classes.

“The residency program is an outstanding opportunity for students pursuing a degree or certificate in early childhood education at CCV,” said Leslie Johnson, associate academic dean at CCV. “Our students live rich and busy lives, balancing families, work and careers in addition to the courses that they take at the college. The residency program funds provide a way to alleviate some of the competing demands faced by our students and will support them in accelerating progress toward becoming a professional in the field of early childhood education.”

The Early Childhood Education Residency Program is accepting applications for the spring semester at CCV. The student must be a Vermont resident, be enrolled in a CCV early childhood education certificate or degree program, have completed at least 2 courses at CCV (not exclusive to ECE classes), have completed all financial aid forms and agree to increase their course enrollment. Students considering applying for the program should discuss the opportunity with their CCV adviser and financial aid counselor. Residency funds are designed to help pay for living expenses during the more intense academic semester.

Paying students to complete degrees more quickly in fields with critical workforce shortages could be a model for addressing the national labor shortage.

“There are community colleges across the nation with students balancing work and academics which slows progression to a degree,” said James Trimarchi, director of planning at SVMC. “One or two semesters of payment for life expenses, while redirecting effort to academics would shorten the time to a degree considerably and could greatly increase the number of professionals in the labor force.”

The Residency Program has limited funds and is determining funding on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is Dec. 15. The two-page application is simple and should take less than 20 minutes to complete. The program anticipates funding eight to 10 residents. For more information and to obtain an application, contact Trimarchi at Spring classes at CCV begin Jan. 23, 2023. To learn more, visit

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Killexams : How continuing education strengthens Miami’s business community No result found, try new keyword!Here’s how business leaders can prioritize talent development to reduce turnover and boost employee retention. Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:00:00 -0600 text/html Killexams : Medical studies get tech edge with AI, machine learning, remote care No result found, try new keyword!New-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have taken diagnosis, treatment, post-operative care, remote patient care and palliative care to a whole new level. Exp ... Sun, 04 Dec 2022 15:31:00 -0600 text/html Killexams : Centre takes strong action against medical colleges not maintaining proper faculty The statement came on Friday, December 9, 2022. © Provided by The Financial Express The statement came on Friday, December 9, 2022.

Strong action has been taken against medical colleges for not maintaining proper faculty  and that action will be taken against similar delinquent institutions, Centre said on Friday, December 9, 2022, as per an official statement. Furthermore, Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister also told Lok Sabha that state governments are responsible for keeping faculty members in case of government-run medical institutions and in case of private medical colleges, the responsibility lies with the respective management.

According to Mandaviya, the central government keeps sending inspection teams to medical colleges besides taking undertakings and affidavits from medical colleges for maintaining proper faculty.

“We have to supply quality education to students, we have to produce good doctors. We have taken strong action against those institutions which were not maintaining proper faculty and some more action will be taken against some other institutions,” the minister said.

He further added that the government would not hesitate to take strong action against those medical colleges which are found to be involved in irregularities.

Replying to a question about progress of the AIIMS Madurai, he said classes for students have already started while work on the permanent building will begin soon after some delay due to changes in the proposed structure, leading to increase of budget from Rs 1,200 crore to Rs 1,900 crore.

“The government of India is committed to serve the people of Tamil Nadu through AIIMS Madurai. No need to worry, we will complete the project. We will build a good AIIMS (in Madurai),” he said.

Mandaviya said to augment the availability of qualified human resource in health and to reduce disparities in the existing geographical distribution of medical colleges in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals with preference to underserved areas and aspirational districts, where there is no existing government or private medical college.

He said under the scheme, a total of 157 medical colleges have been sanctioned in three phases with fund sharing between the Centre and State Governments in the ratio of 90:10 for Northeastern and Special Category States and 60:40 for others.

As per the scheme guidelines, the state government is the implementing agency and the planning, execution and commissioning of the projects is to be done by the state government.

The release of funds under the scheme is based on pace of expenditure, release of corresponding state share and receipt of utilisation certificates, as well as demand from State and UT Government, he said.

With inputs from PTI.

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Killexams : Medical people: News about medical professionals around Polk County


Matt Werd

Matt Werd, DPM, FACFAS, was a featured sports medicine speaker at the national meeting of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management held Nov. 3 in Fort Lauderdale. The AAPPM meeting attracts foot and ankle specialists from throughout the United States and internationally. Werd’s lecture Topic was “Prefab AFOs (Ankle-Foot-Orthoses) to Keep Athletes Active.” He also served as an expert panelist for a question-and-answer session on lower extremity sports injuries. Werd has co-authored two editions of the medical text “Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine” Springer Publishing 2017.


D’Aishia Burgess

Registered nurse practitioner D’Aishia Burgess works alongside board-certified pulmonology specialist Naem Shahrour, from Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland.  Burgess achieved her bachelor's in nursing from Polk State College in Winter Haven and her master's in nursing from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners, and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 863-680-7190.

Amanda Porter

Physician assistant Amanda Porter serves patients of board-certified orthopedic surgeon Obafunto Abimbola from Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. She earned a bachelor's in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a master's in physical education Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a master's in health sciences from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistants of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.  She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 863-680-7214.

Nicole Hamlin

Registered nurse practitioner Nicole B. Hamlin works alongside board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon Raam S. Lakhani, M.D., from the Watson Clinic Bella Vista Building, 1755 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland. Hamlin earned her bachelor's in nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa and her master's in nursing from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 863-904-6296.

Brandi Ray

Registered nurse practitioner Brandi C. Ray sees patients of board-certified internal medicine specialist Agustin Tavares from Watson Clinic South, 1033 N. Parkway Frontage Road, Lakeland. Ray earned her bachelor's and master's in nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is a certified family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Alumnus. 863-680-7190.

Julian Rios, R.N., center, holds his PEER Award plaque. Also pictured are Watson Clinic Chief Administrative Officer Jason Hirsbrunner, right, and Watson Clinic Urgent Care Main specialist Dr. Rajendra K. Sawh, left.

Julian Rios, a registered nurse at Watson Clinic Urgent Care Main, was recently named the recipient of the November Program for Employee Excellence and Recognition award. Rios has been with Watson Clinic for 14 years. Over the course of his career, whether he was providing care to urology patients or as an employee health nurse in our human resources department during COVID, Rios has been admired for his easygoing and friendly nature and for being an exceptional team member. Rios received a plaque, dinner at a local restaurant, a reserved parking spot and a gift certificate from the Medical Spa at Watson Clinic.

David Graham

David Graham, a board-certified radiation oncologist at the Watson Clinic Cancer and Research Center, is the first specialist in Florida to be named a Center of Excellence for his expertise in utilizing the SpaceOAR Hydrogel, an injectable spacer that minimizes the side effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients. This recognition was presented by the device manufacturer Boston Scientific. Radiation therapy can produce undesirable side effects. The SpaceOAR Hydrogel is a soft injectable spacer that gently separates the prostate from the rectum, greatly minimizing the possibility of side effects. Graham received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He performed an internship in general surgery at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He performed residencies in radiation oncology at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago and Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. Graham is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, the Cyberknife Society and the Radiosurgery Society. 863-603-4717.


Mohammad Elballat

Mohammad Elballat specializes in pulmonology, critical care and sleep medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonology and critical care. Elballat has experience in sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias and managing complex surgical patients and critically ill neurosurgical patients. Elballat earned his medical degree in general medicine and surgery from Tanta University, Egypt. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Miami/JFK Consortium in West Palm Beach. Elballat completed his pulmonary critical care fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and his sleep medicine fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Elballat cares for patients at our Grasslands Campus and the Medical Center.

Sydney Pate

Sydney Pate recently joined Lakeland Regional Health as a surgical first assistant. She is a certified physician’s assistant who has extensive clinical experience in plastic surgery, general surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and OB/GYN. Pate earned her bachelor's in chemistry and master's in physician assistant studies from Butler University in Indianapolis. Pate sees patients at the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.

Lakeland Regional Health is one of 2022’s Digital Health Most Wired hospital and health systems, as announced by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. This is the eighth time that Lakeland Regional Health has earned the Most Wired recognition. Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center achieved Level 8 Acute recognition and Lakeland Regional Health ambulatory locations received Level 8 Ambulatory recognition. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducted an annual survey of more than 38,000 organizations to assess how effectively they apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to Excellerate health and care in their communities.


Azlyn Goff

Azlyn Goff is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida in Orlando and Lakeland. In addition to English, Goff is fluent in Spanish. She joined Nemours Children’s Health in September after completing a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. Goff earned her bachelor's in chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee and her Doctor of Medicine degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She performed her orthopedic surgery residency at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

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Killexams : VirtaMed and CICE to announce partnership for gynecological endoscopy certification

The CICE (International Center for Endoscopic Surgery) in Clermont-Ferrand, France, an internationally renowned endoscopic training center and the first in Europe to implement the European certification (GESEA), has inaugurated a training room using VirtaMed LaparoS™ Gynecological Laparoscopy and GynoS™ Hysteroscopy simulators.

CICE and VirtaMed will partner to integrate the VirtaMed mixed-reality simulators into the CICE training program, developing a comprehensive training approach with the goal to include more advanced and measurable surgical cases to Excellerate the quality of training and the skills transfer to the operating room.

The VR-enabled simulators allow surgeons to practice key surgical skills such as camera navigation, fluid management, safe exposure and resection of anatomical structures as well as handling of surgical complications. All this in a highly realistic, objective and stress-free training environment. 

We are very excited to collaborate with VirtaMed on the development of an advanced surgical training program for gynecology. We chose the VirtaMed simulators because they offer a training environment that is very close to what we experience in the operating room and at the same time it offers objective performance evaluation criteria,”

Professor Revaz Botchorishvili, Director of CICE

"Our team is looking forward to working with CICE. VirtaMed’s simulators are designed with the premise of teaching manual skills based on state-of-the-art learning psychology findings in a highly realistic environment. The collaboration goes well in hand with our efforts towards standardized and proficiency based training not only for novices but also for more advanced residents," explains Dr. Martina Vitz, Senior Vice-President Training and Education at VirtaMed. 

VirtaMed is the world leader in medical training using mixed reality simulators for minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and urology. Combining virtual reality graphics with original instruments and anatomic models for realistic tactile feedback, VirtaMed partners with medical societies, such as the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE), and medical device companies.  

VirtaMed’s simulation platform offers unique features:

  • Compatibility with all VirtaMed training specialities
  • Possibility to switch between different modules in less than 1 minute
  • Reliability and robustness of Swiss engineering

VirtaMed's vision is to Excellerate the quality of medical care with state-of- the-art, virtual reality based medical training and education. For more information, visit 

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Killexams : Medical Metaverse Company, apoQlar, Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its Mixed Reality Surgical Planning Platform, VSI HoloMedicine®

HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- apoQlar, a German medical technology company, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) Class II clearance for VSI HoloMedicine®, a pioneering mixed reality software device enabling surgeons to plan complex procedures using the power of immersive 3D holographic technology. With this clearance, the USA becomes the 30th country for apoQlar to receive medical certification in. apoQlar will extend its distribution of VSI HoloMedicine® in the USA for clinical use through its subsidiary in Miami, Florida, with availability expected in the second quarter of 2023.

A Chief of Visceral Surgery visualizes 3D holograms in medical mixed reality (PRNewsfoto/apoQlar GmbH)

Following this major achievement, apoQlar is now raising a Series A round, its first ever fundraising campaign, to scale VSI Holomedicine® as the foundation of modern surgical care.

"With mixed reality, we are no longer bound to physical objects in a physical world. We can leverage digital objects and services on top of the real world for equal or greater utility and usually at a fraction of the cost. Mixed Reality is a completely new way for people, and in our case surgeons, physicians and technologists, to continue to experience the real world around them but with an entire virtual layer placed on top" says Sirko Pelzl, Co-Founder & CEO of apoQlar.

VSI HoloMedicine® gives surgeons an almost "x-ray vision" perspective in surgical planning processes using 3D holographic technology. Physicians across any medical field can now plan surgeries in 3D and visualize medical data inside or outside of the operating room. Using Microsoft's HoloLens 2, a mixed reality head-mounted display (HMD), surgeons can transform otherwise flat CT, Angio CT, MRI, CBCT, PET, and SPECT sources into interactive 3D holograms. Sirko continues to say that "we are excited to finally offer VSI HoloMedicine® to Excellerate surgical outcomes for patients and to provide surgeons with sophisticated surgical planning tools to enhance their overall planning process."

"FDA clearance marks a major milestone for us. We are a young company, but this serves as a true testament of our collective team mindset and diligence" says Liliana Duarte, COO of apoQlar. This is the latest achievement for apoQlar in their global expansion plan and serves as a tailwind for further market expansion efforts into South-East Asia, India, and the Gulf Coast States for 2023.

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apoQlar was founded in 2017 in Hamburg, Germany to supply healthcare a new perspective. apoQlar developed an affordable medical metaverse technology, VSI HoloMedicine®, that brings the crucial third dimension to surgical planning, remote consultation, patient education and medical training. VSI HoloMedicine® holds FDA 510(k), CE Class I and HSA Class A medical certifications for clinical use in 30 countries. The full intended use description of VSI HoloMedicine can be found here.

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Killexams : Cannabis education programs are sprouting up at Illinois colleges

Taking advantage of a green but growing industry, community colleges across Illinois are rolling out cannabis education programs that can lead to good-paying jobs at marijuana dispensaries.

There are currently nine Illinois junior colleges offering certificate or degree-bearing cannabis education programs, according to Matt Berry, chief of staff for the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) in Springfield. Courses can cover everything from plant cultivation to retail management aspects of the burgeoning cannabis industry, which accounted for $445.3 million in tax revenue for Illinois in 2021. Other higher learning institutions, such as Illinois Central College (ICC) in Illinois, offer free, non-credit bearing continuing education courses in cannabis education in partnership with local dispensaries.

“These (credit-bearing) programs are primarily located in the Chicagoland region, but they also have programs at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois Valley Community College, and Kishwaukee College. A couple of colleges, such as ICC, offer non-credit programs through their continuing education and workforce departments,” said Berry, adding that the programs vary in content from institution to institution.

“They’re across the board; there are programs in the production and cultivation of cannabis on the agriculture side, and we also have programs on the dispensary operations and dispensary technician side. There are also a couple of programs in transportation and logistics, on the supply chain and management side.”

By 2025, the legal marijuana industry will support 1.5 million to 1.75 million jobs in the United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The projection represents a more than fourfold increase in the cannabis workforce.

Interest in cannabis ed yet to peak

Since most Illinois community college cannabis education programs are still in their infancy, it’s difficult for the ICBB to track statewide registration numbers, according to Berry. The first junior college cannabis education program in Illinois was offered by Oakton Community College beginning in the fall of 2019.

Starting in 2023, Olive-Harvey, a small, two-year college on Chicago’s far south side, will become the first community college to offer a full associate’s applied science degree in cannabis studies. Berry and the ICCB expect an influx of demand and supply for such programs at more Illinois community colleges in the coming years, as the number of conditional cannabis retail licenses granted by the state — currently standing at around 185 — continues to increase.

“Every couple of months we get a request for a new (cannabis ed) program, so I think there will be more programs as the industry grows. It’s certainly an issue where community colleges are able to be nimble and respond to employer demands,” Berry said. “Most, if not all of these programs are partnered with dispensaries or the industry in some way, so they are really good examples of how the community college system works with business and industry to meet training needs.”

ICC program offers cannabis industry overview

Interest in the cannabis educational courses and workshops offered at ICC’s Peoria and East Peoria campuses ranks “sky high” in terms of popularity and enrollment, according to Kristan Creek, coordinator of corporate and community education for the two-year college.

“We released the information in May for our first two cannabis education courses in June and October, and they filled up within two days,” she said. “The response has been really great.”

ICC’s fledgling cannabis education program was seeded in 2021 through a state social equity funding grant provided by Trinity Compassionate Care Center, which currently operates two dispensaries in Peoria. The grant was extended to ICC specifically to develop coursework that would prepare students for a career in the cannabis industry.

“Dispensary work in Illinois is a relatively new industry, and there are a number of new skill sets that come with that. We worked through the fall of 2021 and the spring of 2022 with a curriculum development instructional team, along with people in the field and community leaders, and we developed a five-section course that focused on preparing people to work within a dispensary,” Creek said.

ICC’s five-section, in-person cannabis course, “Cannabis Dispensary Agent Operations,” focuses on cannabis plant basics and products; history, myths and stigmas of cannabis; laws, regulations and operations; supply chain and inventory management, and pathways into the cannabis industry.

“The laws and regulations are quite important if you’re going to work in this industry. Inventory management is very important because there is a certain type of inventory management system that the state requires dispensaries to utilize,” said Creek.

Two other courses, “Cannabis Conversations for the Consumer” and “Cannabis Conversations for Healthcare Professionals,” are also offered by ICC instructors Kelsey Bartlow, MPH; Anita Burnett, RN; and Stephanie Arthalony. In addition, six online cannabis educational workshops include an overview of the cannabis industry, an examination of popular retail cannabis products, cannabis regulations, dispensary operations, the medical cannabis industry, and dispensary customer service.

“There are a lot of opportunities in the cannabis field right now,” Creek said. “There are jobs available in marketing and business and sales. It’s a booming industry with lots of opportunities.”

Those who complete ICC’s cannabis education courses — which, incidentally, are interlaced with Greater Peoria Essential Abilities and Knowledge (G-PEAK) career attribute principles — should be able to find work with Trinity or another company in the cannabis industry right away. Entry-level positions in the cannabis industry currently are paying $15 to $17 per hour, while some employers are offering up to $75,000 per year with benefits for management positions, according to Creek.

Because ICC’s cannabis education program is funded through a social equity grant, enrollment in all of the program’s three courses and six educational workshops is currently free of charge to the public. Registration for spring 2023 courses and workshops, in addition to more information on programming, can be found on the community college’s website ( under the “community education” link.

U of I debuts cannabis production certificate

Community colleges aren’t the only higher learning institutions to recognize the need for cannabis education courses.

Recently, the University of Illinois joined the state’s community colleges in offering cannabis education courses when its Department of Crop Sciences announced it would offer a four-part Cannabis Production and Management certificate program. Focusing on the production aspects of the cannabis industry, the U of I’s online program is designed to help enrollees build a foundation of cannabis production skills from classification to physiology to production management, along with an understanding of the cannabis classification system. Courses include segments on Cannabis Classification and Management, Cannabis Phytochemistry and Cannabis Flower Production.

“We cover classification and taxonomy, which is critical for proper production of any given cannabis product. How you grow and manage diverse varieties depends on whether you’re targeting THC for medical or recreational marijuana, for non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, or for hemp fiber, protein, and oils,” said DK Lee, program instructor and director of the crop science department’s online courses.

Estimated cost of the semester-long U of I Cannabis Production and Management program is $4,576. More information on this certificate program can be found on the U of I Department of Crop Sciences website.

Western Illinois University offers minors in cannabis production, and cannabis and culture.

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Killexams : National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Teleconferences Upcoming on Sexual Assault, Mariner Mental Health

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-1, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine, on December 13, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the NMEDMAC subcommittee for Task Statement 21-1, Recommendations on Mariner Mental Health, on December 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NMEDMAC acts in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariner documents; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.

Anyone not part of the NMEDMAC e-mail list who would like to attend this teleconference should contact the Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Dr. Adrienne Buggs, at

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Killexams : American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Humana Partner to Advance Lifestyle Medicine Education Nationwide

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and Humana have announced a new partnership to provide lifestyle medicine training for healthcare professionals contracted by Humana. The commitment by Humana to encourage its clinicians to take advantage of the complimentary education courses will support ACLM's $22 million pledge highlighted at the recent White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition to provide continuing medical education courses to up to 100,000 healthcare professionals.

"This will ensure clinicians receive evidence-based lifestyle change training to treat chronic disease effectively."

The commitment from ACLM, which is covered in detail here, has generated substantial engagement from organizations interested in taking part in the training and helping ACLM to achieve its training goal. The partnership with Humana represents the largest organizational commitment to promote lifestyle medicine training to date.

ACLM's "Lifestyle Medicine and Food as Medicine Essentials" course bundle provided to Humana health care professionals is a foundational, evidence-based introduction to the field, plus  focused nutrition education for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. This course bundle consists of three modules and four presentations, providing 5.5 hours of continuing medical education content. 

  • "Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine" module (1 hour)
  • "Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity" module (3 hours)
  • "Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction" module (1.5 hours)

Interest in lifestyle change as an essential treatment intervention to address chronic disease is increasing among physicians and health professionals internationally. Lifestyle, once recognized as an essential prevention strategy, is now acknowledged as a foundational and efficacious treatment approach to Excellerate outcomes, lower costs, and Excellerate patient and provider satisfaction. In the first course module, 2020-2022 ACLM President Cate Collings, MD, MS, FACC, DipABLM, defines lifestyle medicine, discusses the evidence base, explains six key interventions, and demonstrates how lifestyle medicine has the power to treat and often reverse disease and provide a solution for real health-care reform. 

The second training module explores nutrition for prevention and longevity. Diet has been identified as the single most important risk factor for morbidity and mortality in the United States, yet most health care providers spend relatively few hours learning about nutrition during their formal training. In 1985, the National Academy of Sciences recommended 25 hours minimum of nutrition education, but only 27 percent of medical schools in the U.S. meet that minimum. The limited nutrition education that is offered in medical and health professional programs is often primarily didactic and focused on the biochemistry of nutrients and health consequences of deficiency states—content that is of limited use in a clinical setting where the majority of the population faces over-nutrition due to high intake of ultra-processed, calorie-dense, high saturated fat-laden foods. 

The third training module provides an overview of the scientific evidence on food groups and dietary patterns for treatment and risk reduction of common lifestyle-related conditions, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, cancer prevention, and obesity. The session also includes a brief review of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in relation to chronic disease, as well as a discussion of practical approaches to nutrition counseling. 

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—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections— also provides effective prevention for these conditions.

"We are committed to supporting access to high-quality care and improving the health for all of our members and patients. Motivating lifestyle change is critical in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like diabetes." said Humana Chief Medical Officer, Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS.  "Our partnership with the ACLM will ensure our clinicians receive evidence-based lifestyle change and behavioral motivation training to treat chronic disease more effectively."

"The American College of Medicine is dedicated to empowering health care providers with the evidence-based information and the essential tools they need to help patients adopt and sustain the healthy habits that can add years to their life and life to their years. These include routine physical activity, a whole food plant-predominant eating pattern, sound sleep, stress resilience, positive social connections and avoidance of risky substances," said ACLM President Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM. "We are thrilled to partner with Humana to promote our Essentials training to all of their clinical network members for free."

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 HUMANA -- Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to Excellerate health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's website at, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentations;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls;
  • Calendar of events; and
  • Corporate Governance information.
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