Centering Healthcare Institute to Award Continuing Medical Education Credits

CMEs Accredited by Arizona Medical Association through joint providership with HonorHealthⓇ

Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

Boston, MA, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) today announced that through the joint providership with HonorHealth, all Centering facilitation training workshops and information seminars offered by the organization will award Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to participating medical practitioners. This program will go into effect starting March 2019 and is part of CHI’s efforts to provide resources that ensure quality implementation and support continuous learning for their Centering practice sites.

“We are excited to provide this value as part of our service offering to medical professionals and sites,” said Angie Truesdale, CEO of Centering Healthcare Institute. “Our evidence-based Centering model is increasingly being recognized as the leading way of delivering group care that improves health outcomes and results in a better care experience for patients.”

CHI’s training workshops and information seminars have been approved for the following AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™:

  • Basic Facilitation Workshop - 13.5 CMEs
  • Advanced Facilitation Workshop - 7.25 CMEs
  • In-House Trainer Preparation Workshop - 20.25 CMEs
  • Information Seminar - 6.75 CMEs.

“HonorHealth’s CME program supports our commitment to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. We are proud to partner with the Centering Healthcare Institute. The Centering facilitation training workshops provide medical practitioners with an opportunity to learn new skills in offering higher quality, evidence-based medical care to their patients,” said Dr. Peter Steinberg, HonorHealth’s CME Committee Chairman.

All participants, including licensed medical doctors, Doctor of Osteopathy, physician’s assistants, family nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives, who successfully complete the workshops are eligible to receive CME credits towards their licensing requirements. CHI continues to offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) to registered nurses, behavioral health professionals and certified nurse midwives.


About Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI)

CHI is a national non-profit organization, based in Boston, MA, with a mission to improve health and transform the way care is delivered. With over two decades of experience as the go-to resource for group healthcare, CHI has pioneered and sustained the Centering model of group care currently offered across 585 healthcare practice sites impacting close to 70,000 patients each year. The evidence-based Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to help support positive health behaviors and drive better health outcomes. CenteringPregnancy® and CenteringParenting® provide the highest quality of care to families from pregnancy through age two of the child. The CenteringHealthcare® model of care is being extended to many different health conditions including groups for asthma, diabetes, opioid recovery, cancer survivors, chronic pain and other patient populations. Visit for more information.

About HonorHealth

HonorHealth is a locally owned, nonprofit, integrated health system which:

  • Provides care for individuals and families with a variety of medical needs.
  • Encompasses more than 3,400 expert physicians, 11,600 dedicated employees, and more than 3,000 caring volunteers working in partnership.
  • Is committed to wellness management.
  • Has nearly 150 years of combined experience serving communities in greater Phoenix through such programs as NOAH and Desert Mission.


Accreditation and Disclosure:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) through the joint providership of HonorHealth and Centering Healthcare. HonorHealth is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 This CME event is not supported by any commercial entity. Andrea Darby-Stewart, MD discloses she is an unpaid consultant and speaker for Prescriber’s Letter Editorial, has received honoraria from the Mayo Clinic, and is an unpaid board member of Centering Healthcare Institute. All other speakers and members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.