Criterion 27

The provider addresses factors beyond clinical care that affect the health of populations.

ACCME Note

Rationale: This criterion recognizes providers for expanding their CME programs beyond clinical care education to address factors affecting the health of populations. Some examples of these factors include health behaviors; economic, social, and environmental conditions; healthcare and payer systems; access to care; health disparities; or the population’s physical environment.

Critical Elements:

  • Teaches strategies that learners can use to achieve improvements in population health

The Standard:

  • Attest to meeting this criterion in at least 10% of activities (but no less than two) during the accreditation term.
  • At review, submit evidence for this many activities:*
    • S: 2; M: 4; L: 6; XL: 8
    • *Program Size by Activities per Term: S (small): <39; M (medium): 40 -100; L (large): 101-250; XL (extra large): >250

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