Dear Preventive Medicine Task Force member,
     Welcome to our google site! Please refer to the table of the contents on the left for information on past and current initiatives. We welcome your expertise as we continue to support the Surgeon General's National Prevention Strategy in an all encompassing approach. Please remember to include your contact and specialty information  on our member excel sheet. The call in numbers for our monthly meetings are listed below for you. Please review our home page for meeting dates and times. We are looking forward to having you participate and contribute your valuable ideas and expertise as we help build a healthier nation. 

Warmest regards,
Farzanna Haffizulla MD FACP FAMWA
Chair/Founder, AMWA Preventive Medicine Task Force
2014-15 National President of AMWA

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 19th, 9:15PM EST

In attendance: Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla (co-chair), Victoria Silverman (medical student co-chair/secretary), Ashley Kreher, Harleen Sethi (medical student co-chair), Kim Templeton (musculoskeletal/ orthopedic health), Parin Patel

Absent: Jennifer, Amanda Velazquez, Sneha Chaturvedi (Pre-med Student co-chair), Isabella Menendez, Jacob Oster, Tracey Cook, Anju Goel

Call In Numbers:

Call: (515) 604-9305

Passcode: 325588

  1. Healthy cookbook update: (Sneha, Victoria, Ashley, Harleen)

    • Working with updated goals from last meeting

    • 4th to 6th grade reading level

    • **Think of New Title****- Everyone please feel free to chip in :)

    • Updated Goals- smaller condensed brochure versus a full book

  • Overview of nutrition and the science behind it (macros, etc)- Ashley

  • How to read nutrition labels- Victoria

  • How often to eat- Victoria

  • Portion sizes- Victoria- CDC information comparing

  • General Tips (simple substitutes + replacements for ex: replacing pasta for squash)- Harleen

  • Cheaper healthy option alternatives (categorized to the area if regional produce)- Harleen

  • How to eat healthy when eating out (refers particularly to fast food)- Harleen

  • Possibility of including recipes? Ashley has Black Eyed-Pea Salad recipe- on GoogleDrive; Harleen

  • Link to free online resources

  • How to find community health centers in the area (this could be separate from the national cookbook, if we want to do more specialized brochures per region in the future); including OUR APP

  • Sustainable farming, other national interventions

  • Food at Airports- maps of airports with distances

  • Pages on exercises + cheaper active choices to stay in shape?

    • Women’s Health Week Brochure by Harleen has some short blurbs on exercises

  • Nutrition and Pregnancy- Parin

    • Deadline: October 13th, 2017

  • Publications and Presentations:

    • Obesity Paper (Victoria)

      1. Start garner references and resources

      2. Include review articles about gender differences in obesity- Dr. Kim Templeton

      3. Deadline: October 13th, 2017

    • Obesity Power Point Presentation updates (Amanda, Victoria, Connie)

      1. Follow-up with Amanda and Connie

    • Informational brochures: Women's Health, Obesity, Sports Injuries (Jacob, Victoria, Tracey, Harleen, All)

      1. Victoria- Email brochures to Dr. Templeton

      2. Harleen will share with Walk With A Doc in Central California

    • Other

  • Health events

    • Walk With a Doc (Plantation chapter event Saturday August 12th, 9:30am at Volunteer Park, Plantation. Meet at Pavilion near playground) (Farzanna, All)

    • Calendar updates by disease awareness months

      1. October 12-20th- All of the musculoskeletal system disorders

      2. Email group about disease awareness months and Victoria will add to our amwa webpage, with links for websites about each

    • Harleen will share with Walk With A Doc in Central California

      1. Takes place the first Saturday of every month

    • Other

  • Other business

    • Strategic Alliances and ongoing academic, institutional projects (Farzanna, All)

      1. US Bone and Joint Initiative, Dr. Newman will be the representative for AMWA in obesity and osteoarthritis initiative

        1. Working to get questions on obesity medicine board exam about osteoarthritis to raise awareness about the association between the two

        2. AMWA Advocacy Team- Dr. Kim Templeton will be the representative

      2. Parin- Starting Walk With A Doc in SE Texas- Parin will be talking to all the chiefs in the hospital to promote student education!

      3. Parin- Advocacy fellow for residents- creating cookbook tailored to pregnant women with diabetes for different ethnicities

    • Other (app etc.)

      1. Application- Harleen will reach out to friends

  • Announcements (Victoria, All):

    • Action item summary

    • Member kudos, events, honors

    • Next meeting info: Thursday October 19th

Victoria Silverman,
Sep 1, 2015, 7:20 PM
Farzanna Haffizulla MD FACP FAMWA,
Dec 5, 2016, 5:14 AM
Farzanna Haffizulla MD FACP FAMWA,
Dec 5, 2016, 5:14 AM
Victoria Silverman,
Sep 1, 2015, 7:20 PM
Victoria Silverman,
Sep 1, 2015, 7:19 PM
Victoria Silverman,
Sep 1, 2015, 7:20 PM
Victoria Silverman,
Sep 1, 2015, 7:20 PM