Lifestyle Medicine and Food as Medicine Essentials Course

Healthy Emory and Emory WHSC Office of Well-Being (EmWELL) have partnered to offer Emory employees this educational opportunity in partnership with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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About the Course

The Lifestyle Medicine & Food as Medicine Essentials Course Bundle provides a foundational, evidence-based introduction to the field, and focused nutrition education for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. 

This course bundle consists of three modules, four presentations and 5.5 hours of content:
  • Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine module (1 hour) 
  • Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity module (3 hours) 
  • Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction module (1.5 hours)

Who is Eligibile?

  • Both Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees qualify for this opportunity. It is open to all employees (you do not have to be a provider to qualify).
  • There is a total of 2,500 licenses available on first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage everyone interested to register at their earliest convenience.
  • There is no cost to participate.
  • Participants must enroll by August 15 and complete the training before September 15, 2023.

Definition of Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.  Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections—also provides effective prevention for these conditions.

Value Proposition for Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine can address up to 80% of chronic diseases. A lifestyle medicine approach to population care has the potential to arrest the decades-long rise in the prevalence of chronic conditions and their burdensome costs.  Patient and provider satisfaction often results from a lifestyle medicine approach, which strongly aligns the field with the Quintuple Aim of better health outcomes, lower cost, improved patient satisfaction, improved provider well-being, and advancement of health equity, in addition to its alignment with planetary health. Lifestyle medicine is the foundation for a redesigned, value-based and equitable healthcare delivery system, leading to whole person health.   

Steps to Register

  1. Copy and paste the link in your browser: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=nPsE4KSwT0K80DImBtXfOMnGXAxwKbZEgPQu74hEETRUNlRMMjJDUFlTU0JJUEZZUVdZSUVQVFk4UC4u. We suggest doing it from your work computer if possible. It makes things easier if you are already signed in. It will take you to the Microsoft log in website.
  2. Use your Emory credentials to log in. For your email please use the SHORT version (if you are a healthcare employee – it will include your N number, followed by “eushc.org” ). Enter your password.
  3. It should allow you into the form. Please fill it out and you will see the code at the end.

Questions

If you have questions, please send an email to Krystyna.Rastorguieva@emoryhealthcare.org.