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Maximizing Quality and Minimizing Costs: Integrating Dietitians into Your Medical Practice

The Academy announced a new webinar that is now available for members to share with their primary care colleagues and/or use the information to help frame their own conversations with office practices. The information is applicable beyond CPCI practices and really applies to any primary care practice:

Maximizing Quality and Minimizing Costs: Integrating Dietitians into Your Medical Practice

Are you working in a medical practice that is looking for ways to maximize quality care while reducing costs in an ever-changing health care payment system? Are you living close to one of the nearly 500 primary care practices participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC)I project and would like to show how having a Registered Dietitian can help them reach their quality and care management goals?

View the recently released webinar, presented by Bonnie Jortberg, PhD, RD, CDE entitled “Maximizing Quality and Minimizing Costs: Integrating Registered Dietitians into Your Medical Practice”. Use the information contained in this webinar to help market your skills to primary care practices in your area. This one-hour webinar shows medical practices evidence-based research that highlights the many ways Registered Dietitians can improve outcomes and quality care and is available at www.eatright.org/pcmh.

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About Michele

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, serving as the Education Specialist for Medical Student Education. Much of my current focus is in nutrition and preventive health, educational technology, e-learning, and website development in support of health education. I hold a PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition Science from Emory University, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Georgia State University, and a BS in Engineering Sciences from Aurora University. I completed my postdoctoral work at Emory University in cell nutrient biology while receiving additional training as a health educator. After leaving Emory University, I served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University (GSU), where I taught undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses and conducted my research in tailored web-based weight intervention programs. In addition to my responsibilities at GSU, I also served as a Health Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in Atlanta, GA. My work at the CDC included “translational” research, which focused on evaluating the most current research in the area of overweight/obesity and chronic disease and summarizing the findings in written materials targeted for health professionals and the lay public. I also served as the Chair of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, a 4,800+ member subgroup of the American Dietetic Association specializing in weight management.

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