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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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ACPM Announces National Diabetes Prevention Program Grant Winners
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
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.

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ACPM Responds to New Direction of the CMS Innovation Center
November 13, 2017

In response to the announcement that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will be taken in a new direction, ACPM has issued a statement emphasizing the crucial role the Center plays in catalyzing new thinking and evidence-based demonstration projects that enhance the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

ACPM Comments on HHS 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
November 6, 2017

ACPM responded to the request for comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. ACPM noted the need for investment in prevention, increased support for and use of preventive medicine physicians, lifestyle medicine, and referenced ACPM’s Principles of Health Reform, among other topics in the draft Strategic Plan.

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Info Sessions for GPM/PH Standardized Acceptance Process
November 3, 2017

ACPM will administer the standardized acceptance process (SAP) for eligible GPM/PH residency programs in January 2018. Information sessions to learn more about SAP will be held separately for candidates and program directors on November 17. Please register to participate.

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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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