TFF and AACE Awarded ACEhp 2021 Excellence in Education Design

OLD LYME, CT — JANUARY 6, 2021 — The France Foundation, a leading medical education company, in collaboration with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) announced that they have received the 2021 Excellence in Educational Design Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) for their program, SCOPE: Successful Co-management between Primary Care and Endocrinology. The program was supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Lilly USA, LLC, Novo Nordisk Inc, and Pfizer-Merck Alliance.

“We are so proud of our team and AACE for their efforts in producing SCOPE and winning this prestigious award,” said Stacy Miller, president, The France Foundation. “We were successful in connecting the primary care team with a comprehensive curriculum of content.”

The program consisted of two, full-day regional meetings to provide the primary care providers with the necessary knowledge and skills to care for common endocrine disorders in the primary care setting, as well as co-manage conditions with endocrinology colleagues. The curricula covered content in major areas of endocrinology, defined as the BOLD-T curriculum (Bone, Obesity, Lipids, Diabetes, and Thyroid). The workshops were designed to engage learners in a highly active experience, and included Challenge Boards, Puzzles, Curveball Cards, an Endocrine Feud game, Action Plans, and a Rapid Recap. These activities revealed a deeper understanding of where continued gaps need to be addressed, and found that learners’ response to the game-based and interactive content was excellent.

The award for Excellence in Educational Design will be presented at ACEhp’s Virtual Alliance Annual Conference, which takes place from January 12-15, 2021 at acehp.org. The award recognizes initiatives that demonstrate excellence in integrating educational design principles into the design of interventions resulting in improvements in healthcare provider performance and inpatient or population health.

For more information about The France Foundation’s award-winning CE program, please contact Stacy Miller at (860) 598-2240.

About The France Foundation
Since its founding in 1999, The France Foundation (TFF) has been at the forefront of planning, developing, and implementing multidisciplinary accredited medical education, specializing in innovative education that continually combines the latest in the understanding of adult learning principles with creative program designs that improve providers’ knowledge, competence, and practical performance, with the objective of ultimately improving the care that clinicians provide. TFF is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and has received multiple awards from the ACEhp. TFF staff have led sessions at recent ACEhp Conferences, CBI Independent Medical Education and Grants Summits, ACCME Conference, and CMEPalooza webcasts. The France Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE)
Established in 1991, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology is a global, inclusive community of over 6,000 endocrine-focused clinical members, affiliates, and partners from every walk of professional life. As the vital hub of knowledge and experience in clinical endocrinology, AACE works to define the best paths of patient care and disease prevention, educate multi-disciplinary care teams and their patients, and set the factual record straight about endocrine diseases. Together, the AACE community is elevating the practice of clinical endocrinology to benefit each individual patient and the health of our society.

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