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EIM Sri Lanka - Aiding the NCD division of the Ministry of Health

July 6, 2021 by Upul Madahapola, MBBS, D.Sp.Med (Col)
In 2015, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine in Sri Lanka identified non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the most pressing health concern in the country, releasing a National Multisectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2016-2020, and tasking the national NCD unit to execute this plan. The goal of the NCD […]
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EIM Australia Launches Hospital Education Program

November 6, 2020 by EIM Australia
At the beginning of 2020, Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Australia was preparing to launch the Hospital Education Program, delivered in partnership with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). This program involves the delivery of 30-60 minute presentations to medical interns in the hospital system, presented by Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) […]
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EIM Japan - Advocacy, Opportunity and Alignment

August 17, 2020 by Shinji Sato
Japan, land of the rising sun, is globally recognized for many unique contributions to our global culture – sushi, kimonos, bowing and sumo wrestling to name a few. Another area in which Japan is becoming a global leader is through the work of the EIM Japan National Center. Formally established on July 5, 2018, EIM […]
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EIM Argentina: Setting up a National EIM Network

June 5, 2020 by Jorge Franchella, M.D., FACSM
Since the beginning operations in 2012, the EIM Argentina National Center has been working to expand their reach to all corners of this vast country – the 8th largest in the world. How are they working to achieve this goal?  It all started with the idea of developing a team of EIM leaders in all regions […]
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EIM in Chile

November 22, 2019 by Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., FACSM
Clínica MEDS, established in 1992, is the leading sports medicine center in Chile with nine clinics across the country. Their commitment to promote physical activity as an integral part of an individual’s health and well-being is demonstrated through their decision to host the EIM Chile National Center. This past year, seven Clínica MEDS sites took […]
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EIM Country Highlight: Integrating Physical Activity into Hong Kong Public Health Clinics

June 19, 2019 by Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., FACSM
A little more than three years ago, Professor Stanley HUI, Director of the EIM Hong Kong (EIM-HK) National Center, approached the Hong Kong Jockey Club with the idea of integrating physical activity into the Hong Kong public health system and connecting patients to trained exercise professionals in community settings. After nearly two years of refining […]
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2019 European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine

April 25, 2019 by Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, FACSM
In 2015, the European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) was founded as an independent non-profit non-governmental organization as the EIM Center for Europe, in close collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The Mission: It was felt that more should be done to address physical inactivity and to promote exercise in health […]
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EIM Malaysia: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

March 13, 2019 by Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., FACSM
Exercise is Medicine (EIM) was first introduced to Malaysia in 2013 through the support of the Malaysian Olympic Committee. During its first years of existence, EIM Malaysia trained more than 270 health care providers and exercise professionals across the country. Unfortunately, EIM Malaysia disbanded three years later due to a change in leadership and direction […]
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EIM Poland: A Success Story Born Out of Humble Origins

November 26, 2018 by Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., FACSM
Many times, the launch of an Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) National Center is initiated by a Ministry of Health, a national sports medicine organization or a major health care system. EIM Poland had a much humbler beginning, guided by two visionaries: Dr. Anna Plucik-Mrożek, an internal medicine physician, and Malgorzata (Gosia) Perl, a certified exercise […]
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National Center Spotlight: EIM Canada

January 31, 2018 by EIM Canada
Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) in Nova Scotia, a province in Eastern Canada, was selected to present at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Nova Scotia Health Authority as one of the 20 most innovative approaches to supporting healthy people, healthy communities – for generations. Here, we take a deeper look at the key strategies undertaken by EIM […]
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