Mission of the Committee
Ensure that the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations be considered and represented in the planning, implementation and evaluation of EIM.
Underserved and vulnerable populations can include, but are not limited to:
- Members of racial and ethnic minorities groups; people with physical impairments; rural and inner-city populations; elderly and pediatric populations; people in developing countries; undocumented immigrants and political refugees; members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community; uninsured/underinsured populations; low income populations; people with low/no formal education and people with chronic medical conditions
Ensure the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations be considered and represented in the planning, implementation and evaluation of EIM. We aim to achieve this goal by:
- Maintaining excellent communication within our committee, with the leadership of ACSM, and with the EIM staff
- Planning programming related to EIM for underserved and vulnerable populations at ACSM Annual Meeting and other appropriate venues
- Working with other ACSM committees, groups, and members who are committed to increasing the diversity of the college and the programs we promote and support
- Sharing the mission of the EIM underserved populations committee with ACSM members and the general public
Current Projects/Upcoming Projects
Currently working on using the "Exercise is Medicine® for Underserved Populations" symposium presented in the 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting as a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
If you are interested in learning more about being involved with a committee, please check out the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information!