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Whereas, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM or College) desires component societies who can promote the objectives of the College and be an additional mechanism for promoting Preventive Medicine, and

Whereas a component society is an arm of ACPM "close to home”, a recruitment device, a new venue for providing preventive medicine development and advocacy and potentially a partner in joint activity, and

Whereas the California Academy of Preventive Medicine (CAPM) meets the conditions set out in the Bylaws of the American College of Preventive Medicine in that it

a. Has a minimum of seven members

b. Has membership comparable to but not necessarily limited to membership in the college

c. Encourages members of CAPM to become members in good standing of the College

d. Has a least one meeting each year and the minutes of such meetings will be submitted to the College Secretary, and

Whereas CAPM sees the benefit in being a component society to include:

a. Potential recruitment for membership

b. National advocacy for policy issues of local importance

c. Enhancement of stature and influence in both medical and public policy domains

d. Potential for shared communications

e. Mutual listing in web pages

f. Shared membership lists

g. Potential to have input into the policies of ACPM

h. Opportunity to assist ACPM

Therefore, by vote of the Board of Regents, CAPM is declared a component society of ACPM on November 16, 2003.

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