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Health Professionals

Join the EIMC Professional Network! Demonstrate your leadership!

Are you a regulated health care professional wanting to promote physical activity as a chronic disease prevention and management strategy to improve the health of Canadians?

Join the EIMC Professional Network! Be part of the movement that changes the way health care is delivered and chronic disease is prevented and managed in Canada.   

The evidence is clear: The Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) is the most important vital sign you need to monitor with the majority of patients seen in primary care today.

EIMC Professional Network members are leaders, integrating the PAVS into daily practice and providing basic exercise counseling and prescription to improve patient health.

Members support national EIMC leadership; our passionate multidisciplinary expert EIMC team is developing educational workshops, exercise prescription and referral and other decision-making tools that support health care professionals to assess, advise, prescribe and refer their patients for community or clinical physical activity and exercise resources that support their health goals.

Who is Eligible to become a member of the EIMC Professional Network?

Membership in the EIMC Professional Network is available to all Canadian regulated health professionals and to EIMC Recognized* exercise professionals

*EIMC Recognized exercise professionals are your critical allies helping patients reach their physical activity and health goals. They have the knowledge, skills and competencies to build motivation and effect behavioural change, with healthy inactive patients as well as work competently with patients at risk of, or with established chronic disease who are medically cleared for independent or supervised exercise prescription.

Regulated health professionals may join the network as a Provider or Supporter:

EIMC Provider

EIMC Supporter

Support the EIM philosophy.

Ask every patient, every time about personal physical activity levels, and help  them  achieve  their physical activity goals to optimize their physical and mental health.

Assess; use counseling strategies for behavior change: provide advice and educate about the importance of physical activity to health; provide exercise instruction and supervision and referral as required.

An EIMC Professional Network Provider is willing to accept patient referrals from other health care professionals for continued physical activity counseling and prescription.

Support the EIM philosophy.

Ask every patient, every time about personal physical activity levels, and  help  them  achieve  their physical activity goals to optimize their physical and mental health.

Educate about the importance of physical activity to health; provide advice and referral for additional assessment and counselling.

How do I promote my EIMC Professional Network Membership?

  • Add the EIMC Professional Network logo to your professional communications materials.
  • Identify yourself as an EIMC Professional Network member on your professional profiles e.g., LinkedIn.

What other benefits will membership bring?

Enjoy the monthly EIMC Professional Network Newsletter!

Reduced fees for EIMC educational offerings!

What is the fee to join the EIMC Professional Network?

Joining the EIMC Professional Network is free. 

Join EIMC and help us attain our vision that “Physical activity is an integral part of prevention and treatment of chronic disease in the Canadian health care system.”

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