EIM in Action

Local Communities

A Critical Component in Combating Chronic Disease

EIM’s vision is for people worldwide to be able to realize the evidence-based benefits of physical activity (PA) in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease through collaborations between healthcare providers (HCPs) and community-based PA interventions and professionals, to which HCPs can refer their patients.

To fully realize this potential, these HCP-community linkages have to be developed to provide a trusted and qualified source of professional guidance that is capable of receiving a large number of referred patients. To be successful, communities must begin by establishing linkages with local healthcare systems and their community-based PA assets. Sometimes these assets already exist in the community and need to be inventoried and linked seamlessly to the HCPs; other times these will need to be cultivated and developed with local community leaders in order to complete the linkage with the local healthcare systems. 

To find out more information on how your community can implement the EIM Solution, please contact the United States EIM Representative (located in the footer of the page).

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

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

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