How CME Can Address Public Health Initiatives

October 25, 2012
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Tamar Hosansky

The ACCME has produced a new video interview series with CME and health care leaders about how CME can address public health initiatives. These resources are part of the ACCME’s ongoing efforts to support the role of accredited CME as a strategic partner in public health and safety initiatives.

In a three-part video interview, How CME Can Address the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic, David K. Mineta, Deputy Director of Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy, provides a brief overview of the prescription drug abuse problem; discusses screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) as a topic for physician education; and describes specific approaches that accredited CME providers can incorporate in their activities to support proper prescribing and effective referral to treatment.

In another three-part video interview, CME to Address Public Health Needs, Sharyn Lee, RN, MS, CCMEP, Director of Strategic Affairs, PRIME Education Inc., discusses how to work collaboratively with the US government and military to address health care improvement, and describes the development of an accredited CME initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to translate clinical research findings into education that improves practice and the delivery of effective health care.

In a video interview, Jennifer D’Alessandro, Associate Director for Clinical Education, and former Program Manager, National Committee for Quality Assurance, discusses how practice-based measures can support performance improvement for physicians and health care teams.

Visit the Education section of our Web site to access more newly published video interviews and our complete library of multimedia education resources including Q&A, tutorials, and commentaries.