Founded in 1968, the AAPA is the national professional society for PAs (physician associates/physician assistants). It represents a profession of more than 159,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, US territories, and the uniformed services.
AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. We work to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of PAs. We also enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare. https://www.aapa.org/about/
With more than 121,000 members, AANP is a community of individuals and organizations who are united by their commitment to provide exceptional patient care. Their collective voices form The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® and strengthen the association’s ability to advocate for nurse practitioners and their patients. AANP offers a comprehensive portfolio of valuable membership benefits. https://www.aanp.org/
Since 1948, CAFP has championed the cause of family physicians and their patients. CAFP is critically important to primary care, with a strong collective voice of more than 10,000 family physician, family medicine resident, and medical student members. Since 2007, CAFP has achieved Accreditation With Commendation and is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as an exemplary provider of continuing medical education (CME). CAFP is the largest primary care medical society in California and the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. https://www.familydocs.org/
ABOUT THE ENDOCRINE SOCIETY
Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.
The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.
ABOUT FAITH HEALTH ALLIANCE
ABOUT GLOBAL EDUCATION GROUP
Global Education Group is a leader in CME specializing in joint providership for top CME activities and events for over 15 years. Global’s mission is to effectively manage, design, implement, and measure the healthcare impact of continuing education interventions that promote clinical competence and performance improvement. https://globaleducationgroup.com/
ABOUT HAIR WELLNESS WARRIORS
The Health Advocates In-Reach and Research (a.k.a. HAIR) Wellness Warriors group of Black barbershops and hair salons has partnered with the NMQF-SHC Health Champions Program to expand the Wellness Warriors program, which is deeply rooted and successful in the Baltimore, Md., region, to 10 additional geographical locations across the country to increase health awareness in African American and Hispanic communities.
ABOUT HEALIO CME
Healio CME is the leading site for specialty education. Healio provides specialists with a faster, easier way to obtain free CME tailored to their interests in a variety of formats. https://cme.healio.com/
ABOUT KOMODO HEALTH
Komodo Health is a healthcare technology company creating the new standard for real-world data and analytics by enabling accurate and actionable insight into the treatment, diagnosis, costs, and outcomes journeys of millions of U.S. patients. Across life sciences, payers, providers, and developers, our technology unearths patient-centric insights at scale – marrying clinical data from the company’s Healthcare MapTM with advanced algorithms and software solutions to inform decision making, close gaps in care, address disease burden, and help create a more cost-effective, value-driven healthcare system. For more information, visit https://www.komodohealth.com/
ABOUT NATIONAL MINORITY QUALITY FORUM (NMQF’s CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE HEALTH CARE QUALITY AND EQUITY (SHC)
NMQF’s SHC provides clinical teams and community leaders education, training, and support in identifying gaps in healthcare and outcomes for all disease conditions and implementing evidence-based quality improvement education and community and patient engagement.
SHC focuses on primary care in underserved and vulnerable communities, including people of color, rural populations, older adults, children, people with disabilities, and people with limited financial means, health literacy, and other social risks, identified through NMQF’s state-of-the-art health geographic information system. Applying the rapid cycle improvement and collective impact model, SHC promotes patient-centered, team-based care that respects clinicians, patients, and caregivers in achieving high-quality and equitable health outcomes. https://nmqf-shc.org/
ABOUT PARADIGM MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (Paradigm)
Paradigm is a multiple award-winning medical education company that develops innovative activities, expertly designs certified educational initiatives to fulfill the needs of diverse, sophisticated clinical audiences, and diligently monitors ongoing activities to facilitate continuous growth and improvement. Paradigm’s mission is to provide educational initiatives designed to bridge identified professional practice gaps of physicians and other healthcare providers. Paradigm has been Accredited With Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME for physicians. https://www.paradigmmc.com/about/index.shtml
ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT SALUS UNIVERSITY
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University has an unparalleled legacy in the education of competent and compassionate Doctors of Optometry. We have pioneered standard setting innovations in optometric education since 1919. Today, Salus University continues to offer more choices for our students.
RealCME serves as the initiative’s instructional design, analytics, and technology partner. Built on a collaboration between successful pioneers from within the medical e-learning community and forward-thinking technologists, RealCME is focused on using advanced educational technology to accelerate the adoption of innovations and best practices.
RealCME technology platforms optimize health professional online learning through unique instructional designs, learner engagement, and advanced analytics. The RealCME platform enables the design, authoring, publishing, delivery, and assessment of a variety of educational experiences including retrospective case-based learning, adaptive learning curricula, micro activity series, flipped classrooms, simulated sessions with standardized patients (SP-ed.com), and small group, social learning programs on its Gather-ed platform (Gathered.com).
This initiative is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.
In collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Associates, California Academy of Family Physicians, Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity, Endocrine Society, Global Education Group, National Minority Quality Forum, and Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
This initiative is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC presents this resource for educational purposes only. Healthcare professionals are expected to employ their own knowledge and judgement during any discussion with, or treatment of, their patients.