Updates from EIM

Community Care Clinic of Rowan County

October 22, 2019 by Jenn West
The Community Care Clinic of Rowan provides medical services at no cost to low income, uninsured adult residents living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (currently $23,540 for individual and $48,500 for a family of four) in Rowan County, North Carolina. These residents experience chronic disease at higher rates than insured residents with […]
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EIM-OC Mascot Challenge Voting OPEN!

October 14, 2019 by Shelby Mandla, EIM Program Manager
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus Mascot Challenge  There were 31 schools who braved the third annual Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) Mascot Challenge! The EIM-OC Committee is excited to share these videos and hopes you will consider voting on your favorite video.  The video with the most likes or “thumbs up” on their video by 5 […]
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EIM On Campus Profile: Yale University

September 5, 2019 by Brooks Leitner
Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) at Yale University emerged in 2018 when a group of motivated medical students wanted to bring change onto their campus. The group was co-founded by MD/PhD student Brooks Leitner; Dr. Melinda Irwin, Ph.D., MPH, who has given keynote lectures at ACSM meetings; Tara Sanft, M.D., a medical oncologist; Scott Capozza, PT, […]
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EIM On Campus Profile: Michigan State University

August 14, 2019 by Jim Pivarnik, PhD, FACSM, Kristin Traskie, MPH, & Kerri Vasold
The Michigan State University Exercise is Medicine On Campus initiative is IMPACTFUL. Through the initiative we have expanded our student’s knowledge beyond the physical and we educate them about positive benefits of regular physical activity on mental and social health as well as academic success.  Furthermore, we have worked to debunk the misperception that exercise […]
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EIM Partner: Park Rx America

July 15, 2019 by Dr. Robert Zarr
Exercise is Medicine® is proud to announce it's new partnership with Park Rx America!     Park Rx America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate health professionals about the benefits of prescribing nature and to provide an electronic platform through which registered health professionals can easily locate and prescribe visits to nearby nature-rich […]
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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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EIM Greenville Testimonial

May 9, 2019 by Lee Ann Ragsdale
"At 296 pounds I did not enjoy life. I had no energy or desire to do anything, and I forced myself out of bed just to go to work every day. When my doctor suggested the Exercise is Medicine program, I was interested but I couldn’t say I was thrilled. However, I knew something had to give and […]
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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 On Campus Profile: Glendale Community College (AZ)

April 11, 2019 by Louise So, M.A
Glendale Community College (GCC), serves a population of over 20,000 students in Glendale, Arizona. It is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. GCC has an exceptionally active Fitness & Wellness Department and Employee Wellness Program on campus. To enhance the wellness of our students and employees, GCC has incorporated Exercise […]
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Augusta Health Fitness: Cancer Rx

March 20, 2019 by Sharon Spalding, Cancer Exercise Specialist
Stop by the medical fitness space of Augusta Health on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, and you may be surprised to see and hear some of the participants. They might be moving slowly, or they may be going at a brisk pace. They could have lost their hair or have a pretty scarf on their head.  […]
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