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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
New Slate Election Process for ACPM Regents
Announcement – January 16, 2018

The ACPM Board of Regents and the Strategy and Board Development Committee have announced a new slate election process for selecting incoming Regents. The process involves nominating and selecting new Regents based on competencies deemed necessary to meet strategic goals and ensure adequate representation of the diverse membership. Details about the nomination process and priority competencies for this year's slate of candidates will be available in the coming weeks.

ACPM Opposes the Prohibition of Scientific Terms
Press Release – December 18, 2017

In response to recent reports that the Trump Administration is prohibiting or discouraging the use of specific words or phrases in annual budget proposals, ACPM has released a statement opposing any efforts that suppress the use of appropriate and accurate scientific language used by federal agencies. ACPM also joined 300 organizations expressing concern in a letter to Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan.

ACPM Announces National Diabetes Prevention Program Grant Winners
Press Release – December 14, 2017

ACPM has selected six health care organizations to receive grants to develop new practice setting models that increase prediabetes awareness and increase screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to diabetes prevention programs recognized by the CDC. The work will result in case studies and toolkits that will be utilized by other health delivery organizations across the country.

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ACPM Endorses New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure
Press Release – November 20, 2017

ACPM has endorsed new guidelines on the management of high blood pressure to eliminate the classification of prehypertension and define blood pressure (hypertension) at or above 130/80 mm Hg, rather than 140/90 mm Hg. ACPM was one of 11 organizations that contributed to the development of the guidelines.

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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