Platform to implement an interdisciplinary approach in Preventive Medicine

In 2015, the AHA, ESC, EACPR and ACPM jointly published a policy statement that defined how stakeholders should come together and collaboratively support and create initiatives that would advance preventive medicine. Key stakeholders and their specific roles described in this policy statement are defined in the Table below. The Figure below illustrates the framework for collaboration.

ESPREVMED is providing a platform to implement the vision of this policy statement. The ESPREVMED Stakeholder Advisory Board embraces a non-hierarchical collaborative model and promotes its use to help the Society fulfill its mission of advancing research, educating health care professionals, creating knowledge and serving society.

We welcome stakeholders from academic, industry, NGO or government backgrounds.

Goals of the ESPREVMED Stakeholder Advisory Board include:

strengthening the ties between ESPREVMED and all key stakeholders (see Table);
advance the P4 (Preventive, Predictive., Personalised. Participatory.) Medicine framework
facilitating the pursuit of new broad research agendas (e.g. through the creation of research centers and strategies for faculty recruitment);
fostering entrepreneurship by facilitating connections between researchers, venture capitalists, and other stakeholder visionaries;
the establishment of sustainable funding models to provide resources competitive with our peer institutions;
the establishment of targeted fellowships, endowed chairs, and other forms of support to help attract the very best students and faculty;
the creation of novel and impactful Preventive Medicine initiatives, from the individual to population level; and
development of educational initiatives, including possibly globalization, on-line learning, executive education, professional degrees, and industrial course modules.

If you are interested in participating in the ESPREVMED Stakeholder Advisory Board, please contact us.

Preventive Medicine Stakeholders

Table 1: Key Preventive Medicine Stakeholders and their Overarching Role(s)

Stakeholder Overarching Role(s)
Professional organizations Advocacy – Championing preventive medicine thought leaders – Dissemination of scientific knowledge and practice guidelines – Professional meetings
Educational systems Providing an appropriate preventive medicine curriculum at all levels of education – Creating a healthy lifestyle environment within the educational setting
Government Creating, supporting and implementing legislation and programs that support preventive medicine initiatives on a population level
Health care organizations Integrating preventive medicine interventions into the medical model as a standard of care
The insurance industry Providing mechanisms for coverage of preventive medicine initiatives
Nonprofit and community organizations Advocacy – Creating, supporting and implementing preventive medicine initiatives
Media outlets Disseminating credible preventive medicine information to the lay public
Mobile health and technology companies Bringing technological inventions/advances that support preventive medicine initiatives to market
Employers Creating a preventive medicine environment within the workplace – Offering preventive medicine programming to employees
Food industry Making healthy food choices available – Providing health-conscious nutrition labeling
Health and fitness industry Providing an infrastructure and professionals capable of offering preventive medicine programming to the public
The individual and family unit Consumers of preventive medicine initiatives