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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.

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News / Announcements
Great American Smokeout
ACPM is a proud supporter of the Great American Smokeout
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
ACPM 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.
World Diabetes Day
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.

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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.

Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Equips Physicians to Counsel Patients and Improve Care Quality
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.

FDA to Redefine 'Healthy' Claim for Food Labeling
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.

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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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