Develop, Disrupt and Drive – ASLM Board strengthen key objectives at strategic workshop

We are thrilled to share with you the highlights from our recent ASLM board meeting, which took place on February 26th and 27th, 2023. The two-day strategy workshop was a resounding success, and we are excited to announce some significant developments.

The board confirmed our strategic pillars of Develop, Disrupt, and Drive. These pillars are central to our vision for the future and represent our commitment to innovation and growth. Our aim is to continue to develop our Lifestyle Medicine capabilities, disrupt our health systems and practices by trialling and introducing new models of care, and drive health system changes across Australia and New Zealand.

Under the pillar of Develop, we are committed to building and promoting an extensive and professional Lifestyle Medicine workforce. This involves providing education and training opportunities, creating professional networks and resources, and promoting the value and importance of Lifestyle Medicine as a discipline. By doing so, we aim to increase the number of qualified and knowledgeable professionals who can provide evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine interventions to improve health and wellbeing.

In the Disrupt pillar, our goal is to develop and promote innovative models of care to healthcare practice to ensure greater access for patients and satisfaction of practitioners. By doing so, we aim to disrupt the current healthcare system and create a more holistic and person-centered approach to care.

Finally, under the Drive pillar, we are seeking systemic changes to the healthcare system. Our goal is to promote policy changes that prioritise prevention, lifestyle interventions, and overall health and wellbeing. This involves collaborating with key stakeholders, advocating for change at all levels, and creating a culture of health and wellbeing that permeates throughout our society.

Our vision is for all Australians and New Zealanders to be happier, healthier, and living longer through lifestyle as medicine. Our mission is to promote health and wellbeing through the interdisciplinary delivery of evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine in health and community settings. By embracing our strategic pillars of Develop, Disrupt, and Drive, we believe that we can achieve this vision and mission and create a healthier, happier future for all.

During the workshop, we discussed a wide range of issues and ideas, including the challenges facing our health sector, emerging technologies, and the changing needs of our members. We also explored ways to increase collaboration and engagement among our community and build stronger partnerships with key stakeholders.

Overall, the workshop was a productive and energising experience, and we are excited about the future of ASLM. We believe that our strategic pillars of Develop, Disrupt, and Drive will help us to stay ahead of the curve, embrace innovation, and drive progress within our industry.

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