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There is growing value and acceptance for conservative approaches to health care. Given chiropractic’s conservative, vitalistic and patient-centered approach, chiropractors are well positioned to assist patients in improving their spinal health and overall well-being. Unfortunately, too many people are not aware of what chiropractic can do to improve their health. At least some of the public’s poor understanding of chiropractic stems from the lack of a clear identity for the profession and description of what chiropractors do.
Palmer West School of Chiropractic is hosting their Annual Homecoming on May 18-20, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. The program is titled: Vision 2020 – Planning For The Future. Palmer College of Chiropractic wants you to be a part of the VISION. Chiropractors can earn up to 20 hours of continuing education at this year’s Palmer West homecoming event.
Following their 2011 year-end meeting, the certificate holders for the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees reappointed five current members who had completed their terms to new three-year terms, beginning January 1, 2012.
Access to the Internet has gone mobile and so has Palmer College of Chiropractic. Palmer College has launched its mobile website, which now provides immediate, on-the-go access to essential tools and information.
Palmer College of Chiropractic Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., along with a number of College faculty, staff and administrators, attended the Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) March 17-19, in Las Vegas. Employees from all three campuses attended sessions and made platform and poster presentations, and two Palmer presentations garnered awards. Additionally, staff members from Palmer’s Continuing Education Department processed all state applications for CE credit at the conference.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced in October that the Palmer Academic Health Center and the Campus Health Center clinics on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus at 1000 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa, have received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) for providing superior care to clinic patients suffering from low back pain. According to the NCQA registry, these Palmer College clinics and their respective faculty clinicians are the only healthcare facilities and providers in Iowa to receive BPRP recognition.
The legacy of chiropractic runs strong in some families, continuing through multiple generations. When Kalie Elizabeth Judge of LaSalle, Ill., receives her diploma from Palmer College of Chiropractic during commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, she will be the 32nd person in her family to become a chiropractor.
One of the provisions in the nation’s new health law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, authorizes the creation of an autonomous Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a nonprofit corporation that is not “an agency or establishment of the U.S. Government.” In an announcement today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., was appointed to the Board of Governors of PCORI.