NOVEMBER 17, 2016ACPM members are engaged in reducing tobacco use at the individual and population level through various ways: Advocating policy, developing position statements and implementing CDC grants to advance federal initiatives.
American College of Preventive Medicine Applauds Medicare Expansion as International Community Celebrates World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2016
On World Diabetes Day the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the leading professional association for physicians dedicated to prevention, praises the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it will expand coverage of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) model to patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The expansion will ensure at-risk seniors and people with disabilities have access to an evidence-based DPP that can help lower their risk factors and prevent or delay progression to type 2 diabetes.
Beverage Makers Support Health Organizations and Lobby Against Public Health Legislation
October 13, 2016
A study by Daniel Aaron and Michael Siegel published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine investigates the nature, extent, and implications of soda company sponsorship of U.S. health and medical organizations, as well as corporate lobbying expenditures on soda- or nutrition-related public health legislation from 2011 to 2015. Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo were found to sponsor a total of 96 national health organizations and lobbied against 29 public health bills intended to reduce soda consumption or improve nutrition. The full paper is available online as well as an article from The New York Times providing context for their research and the funding practices exposed.
Press Release - September 28, 2016
The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program is the first medical curriculum to comprehensively address the knowledge and skill gaps doctors cite as major barriers to counseling patients about lifestyle interventions. Participating physicians gain a foundation of knowledge in lifestyle medicine and learn new therapeutic tools to incorporate into practice that can help prevent, treat, and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
September 27, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has started a public process to redefine the "healthy" nutrient content claim for food labeling. They invite public comment on the term "healthy," generally, and as a nutrient content claim in the context of food labeling and on specific questions contained in the proposed rule. Comments must be received by January 2017.