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ACPM develops and advocates for public and practice policies consistent with scientific principles of the discipline of preventive medicine. ACPM carries out its policy activities by:
  • Analyzing and responding to legislation, regulation, and policy related to preventive medicine
  • Developing ACPM policy statements and position papers
  • Educating policy makers about preventive medicine and public health issues
  • Tapping preventive medicine physicians to serve on federal advisory committees and panels
  • Developing grassroots strategy to mobilize members into action

Important policy issues for the College include:

  • Financing for preventive medicine residency training;
  • Tobacco prevention and control;
  • Coverage of preventive health services;
  • Federal support for prevention programs;
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles;
  • Improving patient safety

The ACPM policy process includes the following components:

The ACPM Policy Setting and Implementation Process provides a comprehensive blueprint for how ACPM develops and carries out policy.


Make sure you check out the Latest Policy News pages as well.


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