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ACPM's Prevention Practice Committee coordinates the development of position statements. ACPM position statements usually are published in ACPM’s journal, theAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine, other medical journals, and/or on ACPM’s web site.

The purpose of the position statements is to outline the College’s perspective on critical preventive medicine issues—which often have been reviewed and analyzed by entities outside of ACPM but may be controversial or lack clear guidance for health practitioners—to exert a positive influence on policy, practice, and research dealing with the subject of the statement.

Learn more about the development and publication of ACPM position statements.



Cancer

Screening for Prostate Cancer in U.S. Men  Lim LS, Sherin K, and the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee. Am J Prev Med. 2008;34:164-170.
Press Release on Prostate Cancer Screening

Cardiovascular Disease

Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death Before Participation in High School and Collegiate Sports Mahmood S, Lim L, Akram Y, Alford-Morales S, Sherin K, and the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee. Am J Prev Med. 2013;45(1):130-133.

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Screening in Adults  Lim LL, Haq N,Mahmood S,Hoeksema L, and the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee.* Am J Prev Med. 2011;40:380-381.

Mental Health

Screening Adults for Depression in Primary Care  Nimalasuriya K,Compton MT,Guillory VJ,and the Prevention Practice Committee of theAmericanCollegeof Preventive Medicine.* J Fam Pract. October 2009;58:535-538.
Press Release for Depression Screening


Musculoskeletal Diseases & Disorders

Screening for Osteoporosis in the Adult U.S. Population  Lim LS,Hoeksema LJ,Sherin K, and the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee. Am J Prev Med. 2009;36:366–375.


Nutrition & Obesity

Physician Counseling to Prevent Overweight in Children and Adolescents  Rodin RL, Alexander MH, Guillory VJ, Rogers J, and the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2007 Nov-Dec;13:655-61.

Tobacco

Policies to Restrict Secondhand Smoke Exposure: American College of Preventive Medicine Position Statement Jacobs M, Alonso AM, Sherin KM, Koh Y, Dhamija A, Lowe AL Am J Prev Med. 2013;45:360-367.


Archived Position Statements

Optimizing Vaccine Availability and Utilization  Seira Kurian, MD, MS, State University of New York, Debra S. Blog, MD, MPH, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, CPE, Family Practice Center, Hometown, IL, and the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee. May 2004.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications.  Stephen Benoit, MD, and Dan Zisook, MD,UniversityofCaliforniaatSan Diego. 2004.  Type 2 Diabetes Overview.

The Scope of Reproductive Health Care Benefits for Adolescents under the State Children's Health Insurance Program  Yvonne Chan, MD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI,Munish Khaneja, MD, MPH, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, and the ACPM Adolescent Health Committee. October 2003.

Childhood Immunizations  Yemisi Adetunji, MD, MPH, Daniel Macklin, MD, MPH, Rita Patel, MD, MPH, Linda Kinsinger, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Am J of Prev Med. August 2003.
Press Release on Childhood Immunizations.

Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis  Katerina Hollblad-Fadiman,MD, MPH,San Francisco GeneralHospital,San Francisco,California. Am J of Prev Med. April 2003.
Press Release on Screening for Chlamydia.

Diet in the Prevention and Control of Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Type II Diabetes  Ginie Chan, MD, MPH, University of South Carolina Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Columbia, SC, David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, and the ACPM Policy Committee. November 2002.

Preventing Handgun Injury  Christopher R. Armstrong, MD, MPH,FACPM,U.S.Naval Hospital,Cherry Point,NC. Am J of Prev Med. November 2002.

Routine Adult Immunization  Ann R. Fingar, MD, MPH and Byron J. Francis, MD, MPH, FACPM, Illinois Department of Public Health. Updated 2002.

Weight Management Counseling of Overweight Adults  Haq Nawaz, MD, MPH, David Katz, MD, MPH, Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut. Am J of Prev Med. July 2001.

Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children  WendyG. Lane,MD, MPH, Preventive Medicine Residency Program,UniversityofMaryland, Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, Preventive Medicine Residency Program,UniversityofNorth Carolina,Chapel Hill. Am. J of Prev. Med. January 2001.

Needle Exchange Programs to Reduce Drug-Associated Morbidity and Mortality.  Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, University of California/California State University. Am J Prev Med. February 2000.

Counseling on Hormone Replacement for Peri and Postmenopausal Women  David Katz, MD andHaq Nawaz,MD,Griffin Hospital,Connecticut. Am J Prev Med. October 1999.

Folic Acid Fortification of Grain Products in the U.S. to Prevent Neural Tube Defects.  Jennifer Bentley, MD, MPH, Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, and Linda Hill, MD, MPH., San Diego, California. Am J Prev Med. April 1999.

Tobacco Cessation Counseling  Jane Kattapong, MD,UniversityofWashington Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Am J Prev Med. August 1998.

Screening for Prostate Cancer in American Men  Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, MPH,UniversityofCalifornia/California State Universityand Steven H. Woolf, MD, FACPM, Medical College of Virginia. Am J Prev Med. July 1998.

Screening for Skin Cancer  Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, MPH, Monica Perlman, MD, MPH and Linda Hill, MD, FACPM, University of California/California State University General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Am J Prev Med. January 1998.

Physician Recommendation of Protection from UV Light Exposure  Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, MPH, Monica Perlman, MD, MPH and Linda Hill, MD, FACPM, University of California/California State University General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Am J Prev Med. January 1998.

Childhood Immunizations.  Linda Kinsinger, MD, FACPM and Rita Patel, MD,UniversityofNorth CarolinaPreventive Medicine Residency Program. Am J Prev Med. March/April 1997.

Screening Asymptomatic Women for Ovarian Cancer.  Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, MPH, University of California/California State University General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Am J Prev Med. November/December 1997.

Cervical Cancer Screening.  William M. Marine, MD, FACPM and residents at the University of Colorado Health Service Center. Am J Prev Med. September/October 1996.

Screening Mammography for Asymptomatic Women.  Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, Elizabeth Mannin, MD, Edith Ramsdell, MD and Linda Hill, MD, FACPM. University of California/California State University General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Am J Prev Med. September/October 1996.

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection Laws.  Rebecca Ferrini, MD,MPH.UniversityofCalifornia/CaliforniaStateUniversity. Am J Prev Med. September/October 1997.