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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
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CMSS Survey on Improving Continuing Board Certification
Announcement – April 19, 2018

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies has extended the deadline to complete its Vision Initiative Survey to May 11, in an effort to give specialty society memberships the opportunity to help shape the future continuing board certification system. Results of the survey will inform the Commission on Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future in its efforts to develop a certification framework that is valued by physicians, patients, hospitals, and health systems. We strongly encourage all members to participate.

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Pilot Webinar on an Introduction to the CDC's 6|18 Initiative

ACPM is hosting a free pilot webinar May 1 (12:30pm EDT) to provide a first look at an introductory course on the CDC's 6|18 Initiative. This unique opportunity allows participants to ask questions and speak directly with course faculty Catherine Livingston, MD, MPH; Joyce Carter, MD, MPH; and Toyosi Morgan, MD, MPH, MBA. As this webinar is piloting new material, constructive feedback from participants is critical for final edits and improvements. Registration is required.

Omnibus Fully Funds National Violent Death Reporting System For the First Time
Release – March 23, 2018

ACPM applauds Congress for increasing funding for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) omnibus package to allow the program to expand to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In previous years, NVDRS had added states to the program as funding would allow. This is the first year that Congress has appropriated funding to ensure it will reach all 50 states.

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ACPM Joins the NAM Clinician Resilience Collaborative
Statement – March 22, 2018

ACPM has made a commitment to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and is proud to promote the recently launched Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub. The hub provides resources to help health system leaders, clinicians, and trainees better understand what's causing clinician burnout and to adopt solutions. ACPM is committed to addressing clinician resilience and poor wellbeing, and collaborating with the other members of this initiative.

Events / Education
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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Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Implementation: Billing & Finances
Webinar – March 17, 2018

The ACPM Young Physicians Section recently hosted a webinar on "Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Implementation: Billing & Finances" in which ACPM Board member Dr. Wayne S. Dysinger presented on the financial and clinical considerations of setting up a lifestyle medicine practice. Dysinger reviewed examples of billing and reimbursements models in traditional and emerging payment settings, as well as patient care models that include group visits. No CME is available for this webinar.

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