A Recipe for Effective Lifestyle Prescription

A Recipe for Effective Lifestyle Prescription

Part of LM2021 On Demand: Patient Centered. Value Based. Outcome Driven. Virtual Conference

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount.

Nonmember - $50
Member - $40

1 CME/CNE/CE Credit
0 CPE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)


Behavior change is the foundation for effective lifestyle prescriptions, yet the path to lasting lifestyle change is complex, individualized and influenced by a multitude of factors. As such, it extends beyond solely prescribing and educating patients on what to do, and necessitates cultivating the practical skills and systems by which to empower patients to develop and sustain health-promoting behaviors. This session aims to equip clinicians with evidence-based skills, strategies and practical frameworks to support behavior change within brief clinical visits. Additionally, attendees will examine best practices and key considerations for effective interprofessional collaboration at a systems level, to include real world examples of the successful integration of health and wellness coaching within health systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of behavior change in the practice of lifestyle medicine
  • Explain the spirit, skills and processes of facilitating a patient-centered approach to lifestyle change
  • Outline a practical framework for utilizing a “coach approach” within brief clinical visits
  • Discuss best practices and key considerations for effective interprofessional collaboration at a systems level, to include real-world examples of the successful integration of health and wellness coaching within health systems


Jasmol-SardanaJasmol Sardana, DO, DipABLM | Physician, Barnard Medical Center

Dr. Jasmol Sardana is a board-certified internal medicine physician and newly board-certified lifestyle medicine physician who is equally passionate about lifestyle medicine, culinary medicine and community service. The importance of giving back to her community was impressed upon Dr. Sardana at a young age when she began volunteering with the homeless communities of Washington DC, through Martha's Table, a local charity. There, Dr. Sardana saw first-hand the direct effect that access to nutritious food can have on marginalized communities which left a lasting impact on her. As the daughter of first-generation immigrants, who once had to rely on governmental assistance, she has personally experienced the socioeconomic burdens and the effects of limited access to resources in an often difficult-to-navigate system. Which is why serving similarly underserved communities has been a priority for her. Dr. Sardana received her medical education from Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, where the osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole person has resonated with her throughout her medical career. Her sense of responsibility to the community deepened in medical school where she sought out and coordinated volunteer opportunities for herself and fellow medical students leading to her induction into the Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity, Sigma Sigma Phi. Dr. Sardana founded and currently chairs the Community Outreach Committee at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, whose focus is to extend ACLM's mission of "helping individuals and families adopt healthy behaviors" to those in need by empowering, encouraging and educating ACLM members to utilize the vehicles of volunteerism and community engagement to achieve health equity in their own communities.

Jessica MatthewsJessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC, DipACLM | Assistant Professor and Program Director - Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness, Point Loma Nazarene University; Director - Integrative Health Coaching, UC San Diego

Dr. Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC, DipACLM, is assistant professor and director of the Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program at Point Loma Nazarene University. An award-winning and innovative educator, she has created and implemented graduate degree and professional certificate programs at several colleges in Southern California, in addition to teaching a variety of graduate courses in areas such as lifestyle medicine and integrative health. A national board-certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC) and board member of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), Dr. Matthews serves as director of integrative health coaching in the Centers for Integrative Health at UC San Diego in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. She also serves as founding chair of the ACLM health and wellness coaches member interest group and is lead faculty in the area of health behavior change for the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum. A trusted resource for evidence-based wellness information, for over a decade Dr. Matthews has regularly contributed to numerous media outlets, including, but not limited to, CNN, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, The New York Times, NPR, and Doctor Radio. She has authored and edited several books, including The Professional’s Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching, and in 2019 delivered a TEDx talk aptly titled “Reclaiming Wellness.” Dr. Matthews is genuinely passionate about inspiring others to thrive in their lives—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially—while simultaneously serving the greater good. As such, for years she led donation-based oceanfront yoga classes in which 100% of proceeds were donated to various non-profit organizations which speak to her heart. For her superior instructional abilities and positive influence within her local community and the global health and fitness industry as a yoga educator, Dr. Matthews was honored as the 2017 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year.

LM2021 OnDemand sessions are hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System and each session consists of a title, description, learning objectives, speaker information, video recording, presentation slides in PDF format, an assessment and survey evaluation.

1 hour

Assessment and Measurement
A score of 80% or higher on the module quiz is required to pass the course.

This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

Term of Approval
July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2025

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends July 1, 2025.

Accreditation Statement
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Designation Statement:
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hour.

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 CE credits in psychology.

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 CPEUs.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live/internet enduring material/enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.0 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity.

The AAFP has reviewed LM2021 On Demand: Patient-Centered. Value Based. Outcome Drive. Virtual Conference and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of Approval is from 07/01/2023 to 07/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session: 1.0 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit - Facilitating Behavior Change: A Recipe for Effective Lifestyle Prescriptions.

Faculty Disclosures
As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

The course directors, planners, faculty, and reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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