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August 27, 2021

Join Us for Our Lifestyle Medicine Summit, Sept. 24-25

As part of the NCMS’ Healthy NC initiative, we will be hosting a Lifestyle Medicine Summit as part of the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program Annual Meeting on September 24-25. Visit our registration page here. This educational opportunity has been approved for a total of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The purpose of this summit is to provide an introduction to Healthy NC and build knowledge and awareness around Lifestyle Medicine as a branch of medicine that, based on extensive research, focuses on lifestyle factors in the prevention, treatment and reversal of diseases. The two-day virtual meeting includes prominent health care policy experts and Lifestyle Medicine practitioners discussing this innovative approach to medicine.

To learn more about Lifestyle Medicine be sure to check out the feature in our summer issue of the NCMS Bulletin here.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of theNorth Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Southern Regional AHEC and the NCMS. The Southern Regional AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Statement

The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit

Other health professionals will receive Southern Regional AHEC CEU and/or contact hours and a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1 ™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. License requirements are subject to change. Southern Regional AHEC recommends that participants contact their licensing board with specific questions. Southern Regional AHEC will provide 1.0 Continuing Education Units (9.75 contact hours) to participants upon completion of this activity.

Disclosure Statement

The Southern Regional AHEC adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosures of faculty/planning committee members and commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose a discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Connecting Patients with Community Health Programs

In keeping with the NCMS’ commitment to help you connect patients to community resources to enhance their health, we alert you to an organization helping to do just that – Healthy Aging NC. This statewide resource seeks to bridge the gap between physicians and PAs and the evidence-based community health programs they support statewide.

Healthy Aging NC connects people to programs and agencies that improve community health, increases the capacity of providers to offer these programs, maintains a website with program information and an online registration system, and analyzes data to report results. Healthy Aging NC’s partners include the 16 NC Area Agencies on Aging, which are often able to leverage federal funding to offer these programs at low or no-cost to participants.

Evidence-based programs include chronic pain management, living with a chronic disease, diabetes self-management, balance and fall prevention classes. Learn more about the Healthy Aging NC programs and how you can refer patients here.

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Please note that the NCTracks Contact Center is unable to receive emails sent encrypted via secure email (such as Zixmail) to the email address [email protected]. Providers must send emails unencrypted when emailing NCTracks in order for the emails to be received and addressed. If the provider needs to share confidential information, they should provide their contact information for the representative to reach out to them. When responding, the representative may go over the confidential information with the provider if necessary.

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Learning Opportunity

Bullying Uncovered: The School Year Begins Webinar, September 02, 2021 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This program is designed for parents and adults who interact with youth. The program explores bullying definitions, statistics, and trends that include cyberbullying. Through small group activities, participants will learn how positive adult modeling and school climate impacts bullying prevention and will be provided tools to help children and youth experiencing bullying.


Parents and any adults serving youth: clergy, teachers, nurses, school and camp counselors, youth leaders, coaches, pediatric medical office and clinic staff, school personnel

Learn more and register here.


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