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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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Healthcare Groups Advocate for Public Health Workforce
July 12, 2017

ACPM joined 10 organizations in a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, advocating for funding for Public Health Workforce Programs. The letter urges full funding in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) for preventive medicine residency programs and Public Health Training Centers.

Transforming Medical Education to Prevent Chronic Disease
Tuesday, July 25th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
2103 Rayburn House Office Building

The American College of Preventive Medicine, in conjunction with the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), invites you to join us for a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill. Join us for a discussion of how legislation like the ENRICH Act and the EAT for Health Act can facilitate a changing paradigm in the field of medical education by focusing on lifestyle medicine to address our nation's rising chronic disease rate.

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ACPM Opposes "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017"
June 22, 2017

ACPM is deeply disappointed that the Senate's draft legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) entitled the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017," aims to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund, rollback Medicaid expansion gains, and allow states to waive coverage of essential health benefits including clinical preventive services.

ACPM Statement on Leaving Paris Climate Agreement
June 8, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine is disappointed in the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the United Nation’s Paris Agreement. Climate change is a threat to the health of every population regardless of borders, and without the steps put forth by the agreement, the U.S. could face major setbacks in the strides we have made in the public health arena.

MOC Part IV Program: Pre-existing Quality Improvement Projects
June 8, 2017

Diplomates now have the choice to use a pre-existing Quality Improvement project as one of their assessments to meet MOC Part IV requirements. Each Quality Improvement project proposal must be submitted for review as a prerequisite to enrolling in the MOC Part IV program.

ACPM President Dr. Robert Carr Opinion Piece Published
June 4, 2017

At a time when greater focus should be placed on the prevention of chronic diseases and injuries that drive up health care spending, lead to millions of lives lost and create significant productivity loss to our economy, it is deeply concerning that President Trump's budget proposes to eliminate large portions of critical prevention funding.

ACPM Past-President in the News
May 16, 2017

"After a brief respite, health insurance is back in the headlines. House Republicans have passed the latest version of “repeal and replace,” and the nation is waiting to see what the Senate will do. While the focus has been on coverage of pre-existing conditions and the fate of Medicaid expansion, one of the most important issues has been largely overlooked: how best to actually improve the health of the population."  Read more.

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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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