Transforming Population Health Through Community-Clinical Linkages at the YMCA
As rates of obesity and chronic disease rise higher each year, it’s clear that our communities need innovative approaches to making sustainable lifestyle/behavior changes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define community-clinical linkages as mechanisms that “ensure that people with or at high risk of chronic diseases have access to the resources they need to prevent, delay, or manage chronic conditions once they occur. When clinical and community sectors work synergistically, they can improve care and support patients better than either of these sectors could do alone.”
The YMCA aims to improve our communities’ health by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health. As a leading community based organization, the YMCA can serve as a trusted partner in extending the goals of the clinical sector into community settings. YMCA chronic disease prevention and management programs focus on long-term, relationship-based support for individuals in making small, sustainable lifestyle changes that have dramatic effects on health outcomes.
Primary care physicians, nurses, MAs, PAs, PTs, endocrinology, gerontology, oncology, and anyone interested in learning more about community-clinical linkages to the YMCA.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Explain the provider/care team awareness of YMCA programs relevant for various patient treatment pathways
- Awareness of community-based interventions to achieve lifestyle modification for high-moderate risk patients
- Leverage the collaboration between the clinical system and the YMCA to provide wraparound support for patients utilizing either system
- Identify options for closing the communication loop between the YMCA and referring care team members
|7:00 am||Registration and Breakfast|
|7:15 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
Why the Y?
Hanna Misiak, CHES
Healthy Living Director, YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
Clinical & Public Health Integration at the YMCA
Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
Director of Clinical Integration, YMCA of the USA
Partnering with your Local YMCA to Improve Patient Outcomes
Carey Cameron, MD
West Bend Medical
Introduction to the All of Us Research Program
Timothy McNeil, RN, MPH
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of Nurse Practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 150930.
Nurse Practitioner Credit Designation Statement:
- 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.75 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 1.75 NP Contact Hours
Register to attend by Wednesday, July 18th
Breakfast will be provided
Please arrive at 6:45am for check-in registration. Sign-in required to recieve CME credit
Questions? Contact Hanna Misiak at 262-408-2267 or HMisiak@gwcymca.org
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