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Improving CVD Outcomes in Women: The Practice of Lifestyle Medicine
Reducing CVD Risk & Health Disparities
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, ACPM has developed 4 courses focused on reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors among high-risk women, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, inactivity, diabetes, and smoking. The content does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
About the Course
This course provides a review of the latest studies/evidence on how lifestyle change can improve hypertension and cardiovascular disease outcomes among this population. This course will address the balance of lifestyle change and medication management in higher risk women of the target age of 40-64.
Learning Objectives
  • Apply scientific evidence to assist women at high-risk for cardiovascular disease in self-managing their health behaviors and lifestyles, using evidence-based approaches to incorporate nationally recognized practice guidelines and evidence-based resources, as appropriate given study limitations 
  • Identify evidence-based counseling methods and tools that can support women at high-risk for cardiovascular disease in choosing healthier behaviors and lifestyles 
  • Develop evidence-based, achievable, specific, written action plans for lifestyle change for women at high-risk for cardiovascular disease.
CDC'S WISEWOMAN PROGRAM
Expert faculty in cardiology, primary care, and family and lifestyle medicine developed the evidence and practice-based content of the new WISEWOMAN lifestyle medicine curriculum modules. The specialized elective modules include:
  • Review of the latest studies on how lifestyle change can improve hypertension and CVD outcomes. This module will address the balance of lifestyle change and medication management in higher risk patients. 
  • Practical tips for implementing the lessons learned from these studies. Special considerations with regard to diet, physical activity, stress management, and sleep (e.g. salt and hypertension) for these conditions. 
  • Managing patients with cardiovascular disease on the spectrum of socioeconomic status, ethnicity/culture, readiness to change, and severity/complexity of common comorbid conditions (such as depression). Include implementing WISEWOMAN resources as part of patient management. 
  • Case studies of patients who represent typical populations that WISEWOMAN targets
Faculty
Ayanna Buckner, MD, MPH, FACPM
Principal
Community Health Cooperative

Dr. Ayanna V. Buckner has committed her medical career to individual- and community-level health activities with the aim of helping people to lead more healthful lives. Trained in preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine, Dr. Buckner’s professional time is divided between outpatient clinical duties in underserved communities and serving as the principal of Community Health Cooperative, a consulting firm that assists organizations with program design, implementation, evaluation, and other activities associated with community-based health programming.
Disclaimer
This module's development was supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U380T000130 between the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion( NCCDPHP) and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP). The content does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Non-Member: $62.47
Member: $49.88
Student/Resident Member: $34.95
ACPM Subscriber: $37.41
Credit Offered: 1.5 CME Credits
1.5 MOC Credits
Contains: 2 Courses
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