This course defines lifestyle medicine, discusses the evidence base, explains six key interventions, and demonstrates how lifestyle medicine has the power to treat and often reverse disease and provide a solution for real health care reform. Lifestyle change, as an essential treatment intervention to addressing chronic disease, is increasing among physicians and health professionals internationally. Lifestyle, once recognized as an essential prevention strategy, is now acknowledged as a foundational and efficacious treatment approach for a redesigned healthcare system for improved outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient satisfaction.
2020-2022 ACLM President Cate Collings, MD, MS, FACC, DipABLM
At the conclusion, participants will be able to:
- Define lifestyle medicine.
- Discuss the importance and timeliness of lifestyle medicine.
- Review evidence and current endorsements and guidelines for lifestyle medicine.
- Illustrate six key interventions to treat lifestyle-related chronic conditions.
- Explore unique components of a lifestyle medicine practice.
- Describe opportunities to train and certify in lifestyle medicine.
- Discuss the emerging priorities for lifestyle medicine.
This Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine course consists of one lecture and one hour of content.
Assessment and Measurement
A score of 80% or higher on the module quiz is required to pass the course.
This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this course.
Term of Approval
February 15, 2022 – February 15, 2025
Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends February 15, 2025.
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.
Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 nursing contact hour.
Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 contact hour for pharmacists.
Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for 1 CE credit in psychology. Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Rush University designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education credit for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
The AAFP has reviewed Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/15/2023 to 02/15/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 1 continuing education credit for this learning activity: CE-000072-3.
As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.
Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.
Individuals in control of content for this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Please note: Continuing Education (CE) for allied health professionals is ONLY available for the full 32-hour program and is NOT available for individual modules.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement
This curriculum is applicable for Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
The ACPM designates this enduring material for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACPM is not accredited to offer credit to non-physicians. To determine if activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact your credentialing body directly.