John Archibeque, MSN, MBA, CBSGL, RN, CBN
Chair

Amanda B. Cross, BSE, CPT, LWMC
Co-Chair

Nathaniel J. Sann, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
IHEC Liaison


Members

Rachel Blind, NP-BC, CBN Gregory Byer, CSCS
Tina Mussleman RN, CCN
Heidi Grap, MBSCR
Teresa Fraker, MS, RN


ASMBS Staff Liaison

Reba Liddy Hernandez

Description

The aim of the Integrated Health Communications committee is to facilitate communication within AMSBS integrated health membership, between integrated health and surgeon members, and with potential members. This includes communicating in outside forums, moderating communication over official forums, and ensuring that relevant integrated health is available to all members

Objectives

  • Improve communication within ASMBS membership
  • Increase awareness of IH activities to external audiences and stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication between committees
  • Identify and provide mechanisms for communication and collaboration for project development

Current Projects

Integrated Health Website
  • Continuing to build and improve online content for integrated health professionals, including a resource of online articles for professional development and to share with patients.
Tool Kit
  • Augment online resources with a comprehensive “Tool Kit” to guide IH membership through the various aspects of developing or enhancing a bariatric practice.

Accomplishments

  • Launched Integrated Health portion of the ASMBS.org website, creating a space for integrated health professionals to find information, news, and resources.

  • Developed a video encourage members to become leaders and peruse professional development