AMWA Initiatives

The American Medical Women’s Association advocates to bring under-addressed issues to the forefront of the national agenda. Join our initiatives now.

Preventive Medicine Task Force

Preventive Medicine Task Force at AMWA's 101st Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida

Preventive Medicine Task Force at AMWA’s 101st Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida

VADM Dr. Vivek Murthy receives AMWA Presidential award from 2014-15 AMWA President Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla

VADM Dr. Vivek Murthy receives AMWA Presidential award from 2014-15 AMWA President Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla

Preventive Medicine Task Force with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy at AMWA centennial

Preventive Medicine Task Force with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy at AMWA centennial

The Preventive Medicine Task Force (PMTF) aims to improve health, wellness and fitness by increasing awareness about disease prevention and treatment among the medical community and the public.  The Task Force brings together AMWA physicians, medical students, and residents, and includes physician experts in many disciplines, including cardiovascular disease prevention, cervical cancer and HPV, lung disease, obesity, osteoarthritis and osteopenia, and sex and gender differences in disease.

The PMTF was founded in 2013 by Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, AMWA President 2014-2015, with the aim of developing innovative approaches to major U.S. health concerns.  Under her direction, the AMWA Preventive Medicine Services Android App was created as a means of accessing preventive health service programs locally and nationally.

Today the PMTF has a variety of programs that address disease states and general health, often with a focus on women.

Leaders of the PMTF inclde: Dr. Amanda Velazquez, Dr. Kim Templeton, Dr. Connie Newman, Dr. Shanaz Fatteh,Victoria Silverman, Cheryl Cheah, and Lauren Engel.  Dr. Victoria Silverman can be contacted at vms42@cornell.edu and Dr. Connie Newman at cncbn@optonline.net.

PMTF Initiatives

  • AMWA Preventive Services Android App
  • Bone and Joint Health
  • HPV and Cervical Cancer
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Opioid Addiction in Women
  • Pulmonary, Allergy and Immunology
  • Wellness and Physical Activity

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

Resources

STOP 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

RESEARCH ARTICLES

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Patient Resources

Mission Critical Health Series

Pre-Op CHG Bathing


Antimicrobial Properties of Copper


Pressure Ulcer Prevention


Chronic Disease Nutrition



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