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Preventive Medicine Task Force
Founded by Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla during her 2013-2014 President-elect year, she leads the team using this initiative as her main platform during her term of office as the 2014-2015 AMWA President and for future efforts as chair of the task force. Dr. Haffizulla’s passion for disease prevention and for the promotion of nationwide good health, fitness and wellness guides the team on innovative, empowered approaches in support of the National Prevention Strategy’s seven priorities. For more information on the National Prevention Strategy, visit www.surgeongeneral.gov.
In its current project, the Preventive Medicine Task Force is targeting universities across the nation to implement wellness programs and increase their students’ access to healthy foods and behaviors. The first institution to create a department focusing on the wellness of students and faculty was the University of Miami. Visit their wellness webpage here.
The Preventive Medicine Task Force Force has brought preventive care solutions right to your favorite mobile device, utilizing a new mobile based app, called AMWA Preventive Services. In this mobile environment, patients and health care professionals alike have access to preventive health care programs from national, state, and local sources all aggregated in one easily accessible location. Overall, the goal of this new website based application is to promote women’s wellness and family health, taking into account the myriad of issues that plague our nation’s population. The team aims to increase the accessibility of local preventive services, in turn helping to promote healthier daily habits and instill a healthier lifestyle for patients of all ages. The input and perspectives of several physicians from the community have optimized the development of the app, serving best both patients and medical professionals. Position papers and information via various media and various community programs will be utilized to disseminate valuable updates and information to patients and medical professionals alike.
Other core team members include our co-chair Dr. Connie Newman, secretary and student co-chair, Victoria Silverman, treasurer and resident co-chair, Parin Patel, and our technology director, Karam Alawa. Other members include Akhila Gummi, Amanda Velazquez, Dr. Lynda Kabbash, Dr. Chemen Tate and Dr. Carlos Pulido. Assisting the core members are several affiliate experts contributing their advice and direction to yield the most effective product.
Obesity Presentation for Healthcare Professionals
Healthy People 2020: webinars and videos
Preventive Medicine Task Force Mobile Application
Walk/Bike Ride from Miami to Washington D.C. to Promote Physical Activity and Exercise
Preventive Medicine Task Force Gym Duffle Bags and Hand Sanitizer (for sale with other AMWA merchandise)
Various Fitness and Wellness Events
Recent & Upcoming Events
National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Oct 21, 2015
National Obesity Care Week
Nov 1-7, 2015
ObesityWeek in Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2-7, 2015
Campaign to End Obesity Advocacy Days in Washington, DC
Nov 17-18, 2015
February is Heart Health Awareness Month
Preventive Medicine 2016 in Washington, DC
Feb 24-27, 2016
2016 Webinar Series- Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living through Partnerships and the National Prevention Strategy
Feb 18, 2016- Nov 17, 2016- click here for specific dates.
March is National Nutrition Month
April 6th is National Walking Day
Healthy Campus 2020
National Office of Women’s Health Meeting on Opioid Use, Abuse, and Overdose in Women September 29-30, 2016
Walk With A Doc program – Venue/Date TBA- see 2017 Events below
Walk With A Doc Program
Every month at Volunteer Park, Plantation, Florida- see details here
For more events, view AMWA’s current NewsFlash here.
Learn More About Our Team:Meet the Team
Position Papers:Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening in Adults
Android ApplicationAMWA Preventive Services Application
ResourcesSTOP Obesity Pamphlet Women's Heart Health Pamphlet AMWA Resident Division Nutrition and Fitness Manual
Pledge to be healthy here with the Global CEO Pledge for Physical Activity from the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
Get the latest medical and professional news on AMWA’s NewsFlash
Dr. Connie Newman, PMTF’s Co-chair and AMWA Liaison to the National Obesity Care Week Campaign, wrote an op-ed in the New Jersey Herald. Read more here about obesity as a serious disease and how patients should be treated with respect.
AMWA President, Dr. Haffizulla stands in strong support of access to Preventive Services for women with disabilities. Read more about “Improving the Receipt of Clinical Preventive Services among Women with Disabilities”
AMWA President, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, hosts a series of public service messages with Mission Critical Health – click here for the full series
Preventive Medicine Task Force member, Dr. Amanda Velasquez, published the Clinical Nutrition Basics for Medical Students
Dr. Connie Newman, PMTF’s expert on dyslipidemia, statins, and obesity, published an article in JAMA concerning Statin Intolerance
Dr. Newman also represents AMWA and our task force through a new alliance with the National Forum for the Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
Visit the website for more ways to keep your workforce committed to action.
A complete list of CEO Pledge signers is here.
Women’s Health Week 2015, click here for brochure.
Click here to view AMWA’s certificate.Patient Resources
Pre-Op CHG Bathing
Antimicrobial Properties of Copper
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Chronic Disease Nutrition