Enterprise Health sponsors ACOEM Ambassador Program
Ambassador Program draws attention to the benefits of OEM professions
Fort Wayne, Ind., March 14, 2023 — Enterprise Health, a leading provider of occupational and employee health software, is sponsoring the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM) Ambassador Program. The program seeks to increase awareness of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) among medical and advanced practice provider (APP) students and residents and provide opportunities for real-world experiences in OEM for interested trainees.
“This sponsorship enables us to accelerate the Ambassador Program, and the funding will help us reach and attract more young people to our profession,” said ACOEM chief executive officer Craig Sondalle.
Demand for occupational health physicians is high — with 50 jobs for every graduating resident — and ACOEM has identified a lack of awareness of the specialty as a contributor to the shortage. The Ambassador Program is led by a group of occupational health professionals who recruit others in the specialty to volunteer as ambassadors and present at lunch and learns at medical and physician assistant schools throughout the U.S. The presentations introduce attendees to the specialty and its benefits which include high satisfaction and low burnout rates, and provide information on common work environments such as hospitals and health systems, colleges and universities, the public sector, sports and entertainment, and a wide variety of corporate and manufacturing settings.
“We became aware of the need to elevate the visibility of occupational health as a profession through discussions with many of our clients,” said Jeff Donnell, president of Enterprise Health. “Many of them have shared their stories with us about how they happened to end up in their profession, and it’s interesting to note that few of them set out to be an occ health physician or nurse at the onset. In fact, most of them didn’t even know it was an option, but once they discovered the opportunity, they just knew it was the right choice for them.”
As part of the year-long sponsorship, Enterprise Health will help fund the program’s lunch and learn events and promotional materials, and moderate a panel discussion on the subject at the 2023 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) April 16-19 in Philadelphia.
About Enterprise Health
Enterprise Health is one of the largest providers of occupational health software in the world, with customers in over 50 countries and nearly a dozen languages, serving several million employees globally. Enterprise Health is the only comprehensive employee health record that combines occupational health and compliance and employee engagement built on a certified EHR platform — delivering a complete occupational health IT experience on a single, highly interoperable, cloud-based solution — equipping enterprise clients and their employees for a healthier future. For more information, please visit Enterprisehealth.com.
Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 3,500 physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through occupational medicine, clinical care, research, and education. While national in scope, ACOEM is composed of local component societies in the United States, whose members hold scientific meetings and network on a regular basis.