The American College of Preventive Medicine is a professional society for physicians dedicated to prevention. ACPM provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine for and on behalf of our members.

ACPM Mission

Preventive medicine is practiced by all physicians to keep their patients healthy. Preventive medicine specialists are trained in both clinical medicine and public health, and are equipped to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability, and death in individuals and in population groups.

Preventive Medicine
News / Announcements
American College of Preventive Medicine Endorses Don Wright for HHS Secretary
October 10, 2017

ACPM sent a letter today praising President Trump's choice of Dr. Don Wright for Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and endorsing Dr. Wright for the position of HHS Secretary. The letter states the need for a Secretary who understands the necessity of a shift in focus to prevention.

ACPM Opposes Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill
September 22, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has reviewed Senator Lindsey Graham's and Senator Bill Cassidy's proposal to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strongly opposes the bill. ACPM's Principles of Health Reform clearly outline recommendations for any future health reform legislation, which this bill does not meet. The Graham-Cassidy proposal would eliminate insurance subsidies, coverage requirements for businesses, and requirements for essential health benefits, including clinical preventive services.

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Culinary Medicine Course Now Available for Medical Professionals
August 30, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine has released a new continuing medical education course on culinary medicine. Available as an elective of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program for 1.5 CME, the online course examines what patients face day-to-day when trying to make substantive lifestyle changes and features recipes and cooking techniques that help patients use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain health.

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Call for Diabetes Prevention Proposals
August 24, 2017

ACPM announces a call for grant proposals for health care providers and health systems to develop new practice setting models that address the national type 2 diabetes epidemic. This grant program aims to increase awareness, screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized diabetes prevention programs to prevent type 2 diabetes. Proposal applications are due by October 12, 2017.

PM2018 Call for Sessions Open Until August 25
August 10, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine invites you to submit a proposal for an educational session for Preventive Medicine 2018 to be held May 22-25, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL. For more information and to apply visit the Call for Sessions site.

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Events & Education
29th Annual Preventive Medicine Board Review Course
August 20-24, 2016

Join us this summer in Baltimore for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to prepare for the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) certification examination. The course features a comprehensive review of the ABPM study guide for individuals seeking certification or re-certification in preventive medicine.

Preventive Medicine 2017
May 23-26, 2017

The Preventive Medicine 2017 conference theme is "Achieving Health Equity through Prevention." The annual meeting will explore the many ways we are working to achieve health equity through the diverse programs that are encompassed by the specialty of preventive medicine and public health.

Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
CME/MOC Education

Developed by ACPM and ACLM, the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program is an evidence-based online program designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for doctors as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, health coaches, and other allied health professionals with an interest in learning the basic foundational principles of lifestyle medicine. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is available for select medical specialties.

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