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.
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.
The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program, launched today, 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.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, are conducting a five-year, large-scale randomized controlled trial to test the effect of a concentrated cocoa extract and multivitamin supplements in reducing risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. Preventive medicine specialists are encouraged to lend expertise to the Cocoa Supplement & Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) design or refer patients to participate.
ACPM Advisory Council Submits Recommendations on Proposed Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
September 2, 2016
ACPM formed the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Advisory Council to respond to a CMS notice of proposed rulemaking on the Medicare expansion of the DPP model (CMS-1654). The Council—composed of members with expertise in prediabetes and the delivery of the DPP, including Kaylan Baban, Ayanna Buckner, Michele Etling, Elizabeth Joy, Shaylona Kirk, Nuria Lopez-Pajares, Heather Readhead, Franciso Tejeda—submitted a public response to Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt detailing recommended changes to be incorporated into the final rule to ensure optimal implementation and long-term success of the program. ACPM thanks the Council members for their service in producing and submitting these recommendations to CMS.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners—including ACPM—to support Zika response. The funding is being distributed by CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support through an existing cooperative agreement and will help enhance surge capacity for Zika case identification and mosquito surveillance.
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.
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.
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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