Updates from EIM

Major Milestone Achieved for Exercise Professionals, Health Care

May 5, 2023 by Exercise is Medicine
Health Level Seven International (HL7), a global network of health care databases, has formally approved a Physical Activity Implementation Guide adding physical activity as a vital sign and enabling referrals between exercise professionals and health care professionals. This is a major milestone on the road to establishing exercise professionals as a critical part of the […]
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San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative Promotes Physical Activity in Underserved Communities

January 10, 2023 by Dr. Ryan T. Conners, FACSM, ATC
The Exercise Is Medicine® (EIM) Underserved and Community Health Committee seeks to identify strategies and resources to integrate physical activity assessment and promotion into health care ​​settings, connecting underserved populations with community resources to help them become more physically active. The goals of this EIM committee are grounded in the efforts and dedication that community members […]
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We are proud to welcome EIM Netherlands!

October 18, 2022 by Carla Schenkeveld
In May 2021, the Dutch Association for Sports Medicine mobilized 15 organizations to collaborate on a taskforce charged with establishing an Exercise is Medicine® National Center in the Netherlands. Led by Professor Frank Backx, M.D., Ph.D., the taskforce united organizations from the fields of health care and exercise to convey the message “exercise is medicine.” […]
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Unique EIM Collaboration Thriving at Ohio State Med Center

October 18, 2022 by Allan Sommer, M.S., ACSM-CEP
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) program was launched in 2015 at The Ohio State University Health and Fitness Center, within the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany. The 25,000-square-foot fitness center includes a warm-water therapy and lap pool, general fitness and studio space. The Philip Heit Center […]
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Exercise is Medicine® at Holy Cross Health — A Physician’s Perspective

September 21, 2022 by Fernando J. Manalac, M.D., MMM
In my everyday sports medicine practice, I have patients of every age who want to improve their exercise habits but just don’t know where to begin. They don’t want to take the 7-10 medications they’re on for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, CHF, COPD, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety. They feel like […]
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Prescribe to Thrive: EIM at Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

August 24, 2022 by Tammy Rowland, MPH, Pn1, NBC-HWC
The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (FAFC) at George Mason University, an EIM Community Fitness Collaborator, recently received a $20,000 community grant from Sentara Community Health & Wellness Partnership.  The shared goal is to improve the health of the Prince William County community by reducing the impact of sedentary lifestyles through their Exercise is Medicine® […]
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A Health Insurer’s Perspective: Challenges of Lifestyle Medicine Implementation

August 24, 2022 by Amy Starr
Lifestyle impacts health. Such a simple concept, but one that is so easy to forget while we’re busy living our lives full of highs and lows – taking on new projects at work, falling in love and building families, taking care of responsibilities to our loved ones, all the while handling social, emotional and financial […]
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Hartford HealthCare Integrates Physical Activity as a Vital Sign System Wide

July 18, 2022 by Dale Bond, Ph.D.,Amanda Zaleski, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, Lucas Carr, Ph.D.
Hartford HealthCare (HHC) in Connecticut has partnered with leaders at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to successfully integrate the Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) into their electronic medical record system (EMR). This is an especially important milestone as HHC is the first integrated healthcare system in New England to launch the Exercise is […]
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Implementation Science 101: Practical Strategies to Close the Research-to-Practice Gap in Exercise Medicine

May 17, 2022 by Mary A. Kennedy, Ph.D., ACSM-EP
Exercise has the potential to prevent or treat most chronic diseases, yet nearly 80% of Americans do not meet the US Guidelines for Physical Activity (PAGAC 2018). To address this issue, multiple calls have been made to integrate exercise into standard clinical care (NPAPA 2016, Schmitz et al 2019). Unfortunately, the success of these initiatives […]
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A Guide to Robust Assessment and Exercise Prescription in Older Adults

May 17, 2022 by Jeff Schlicht, Ph.D.
In the United States as many as 15% of independent living older adults are frail, with another 45% described as pre-frail. Frailty is the presence of multiple syndromes that are correlated with increased fall risk, loss of independent living, and mortality. Frail and pre-frail older adults can benefit greatly from evidenced-based, prescriptive exercise.   In our […]
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