Exercise is Medicine®: A Global Health Initiative

The vision of Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities.

EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.

Support for the Exercise is Medicine® Initiative is provided by:


Developing a Grassroots Physical Activity Referral Network for Cancer Patients: Rising Above + Beyond Cancer
The American Cancer Society projects that there will be over 1.9 million new cancer cases in the U.S. in 2023. Of that number, 20,460 will be in Iowa. The Iowa Cancer Registry estimates that there will be 360 new cancers in Clinton County, 110 new deaths, and 2,760 individuals living with cancer in Clinton, a […] 
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Major Milestone Achieved for Exercise Professionals, Health Care
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
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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