The Fibromyalgia Assessment Management, and Education (FAME) Project is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with the most accurate fibromyalgia educational programs available.
The FAME project is approved by the following organizations:
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- California Board of Registered Nursing
- The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- California Physical Therapy Association
- National Board for Certified Counselors
The goal of this program is to better educate healthcare practitioners who evaluate and treat fibromyalgia patients which will allow them to offer proper assessment (diagnosis) and management of fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions in order to facilitate improved treatment and the delivery of care to persons with fibromyalgia.
This continuing education program was organized by several prestigious institutions and organizations:
The National Fibromyalgia Association’s (NFA) mission is to develop and implement programs to improve the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia (FM). Since 1997, the NFA has worked tirelessly to build national awareness, provide patient assistance and support, help educate the medical community, facilitate research, build collaboration between the patient and scientific communities, and develop a cohesive and motivated patient advocacy effort to ensure improved diagnosis and treatment capabilities for people affected by FM.
California State University, Fullerton was awarded a $300,000 grant from UniHealth Foundation for this project titled, FAME: Fibromyalgia Assessment, Management, and Education. Dr. Jessie Jones is Principal Investigator and Dr. Dana Rutledge is co-Investigator. The National Fibromyalgia Association was named as the Collaborating Agency. The primary objective is to increase the number of trained specialists available to treat people with fibromyalgia (FM) and improve delivery of care to persons with FM.
Fibromyalgia Research and Education Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to an integrative approach to help people with fibromyalgia (FM) manage their symptoms, improve their functionality, and increase their quality of life. The Center is located in the Kinesiology and Health Science Complex on the campus of California State University, Fullerton, and works collaboratively with the National Fibromyalgia Association on a variety of research and education projects. The mission of the Center is to advance research, education, and professional practice related to fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. The Center’s philosophy is based on an integrated approach to symptom management.
UniHealth Foundation, an independent private health care foundation, was established in 1998. UniHealth is committed to becoming a pace-setter in healthcare philanthropy, supporting innovative activities, while provoking and sustaining changes that positively impact health. Its mission is to support and facilitate activities that significantly improve the health and well being of individuals and communities within its service area.
In an effort to always provide better patient care, Dr. Denny participates in ongoing continuing education programs. For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia, poor sleep, difficulty concentrating, chronic fatigue, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel (IBS), or other overlapping conditions, please contact Dr. Denny at (954) 473-8925 or visit www.multicareclinic.org and www.drscottdenny.com.