Humana Commits to Lifestyle Medicine Training for Healthcare Professionals
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and Humana have announced a new partnership to provide lifestyle medicine training for healthcare professionals contracted by Humana. The commitment by Humana to encourage its clinicians to take advantage of the complimentary education courses will support ACLM’s $22 million pledge highlighted at the recent White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition to provide continuing medical education courses to up to 100,000 healthcare professionals.
The partnership with Humana represents the largest organizational commitment to promote lifestyle medicine training to date.
“We are committed to supporting access to high-quality care and improving the health for all of our members and patients. Motivating lifestyle change is critical in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like diabetes.” said Humana Chief Medical Officer, Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS. “Our partnership with the ACLM will ensure our clinicians receive evidence-based lifestyle change and behavioral motivation training to treat chronic disease more effectively.”
The commitment from ACLM, which is covered in detail here, has generated substantial engagement from organizations interested in taking part in the training and helping ACLM to achieve its training goal.
Read the full press release.