ACPM Health Systems Transformation Project
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ACPM was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement (by OSTLTS, CDC) in 2013 to conduct capacity building activities that will facilitate the integration of public health and primary care.

The main focus of the cooperative agreement is to include professional development in health systems transformation (HST). These activities span a wide variety of topics including, financing and service delivery reform, preventive medicine leadership in HST, policy drivers, among others. ACPM has also developed physician competencies in HST and is leading the conversation on the role of preventive medicine in HST. 

Project activities include developing educational materials such as fact sheets, presentation slides, resource guides, and others by updating existing materials and creating new ones that focus on transformation through integrating public health and medical care. These activities—along with regional meetings held in 2015—are available for CME/MOC and listed under Resources below.


Listening Session on 6|18 Initiative

ACPM is hosting three in-person listening sessions for ACPM members and physicians to discuss the 6|18 Initiative. If you are involved or interested in preventing or addressing asthma, blood pressure, diabetes, healthcare associated infections, tobacco, and unintended pregnancy we want to hear from you. This is a rare opportunity to share your expertise and engage with fellow providers. Sessions will be held in Atlanta, Houston and New York City.

Regional Meetings

ACPM hosted two regional summits in 2015 to highlight health systems transformation activities and the role of preventive medicine in this work. Presenters included state officials and stakeholders, state departments of health, ACPM members, CDC staff, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation staff, and health insurance partners, among other experts.


ACPM distributes a monthly newsletter about the latest developments and announcements related to Health Systems Transformation and ACPM's related projects. Please email Anita Balan if you are interested in subscribing to the newsletter and joining the Google Group, organized to facilitate networking and collaboration around HST activities.


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HST Webinar

Learn about the significant changes that are being led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and private health systems and how these changes can impact your practice of medicine at the individual and community levels.

Task Force

The following ACPM members were chosen for their varied expertise and extensive experience in Health Systems Transformation. The task force members meet once a month via conference call to provide guidance and help develop strategic direction for the HST Project. You can review their bios to learn more about each task force member.

  • M. Jacob Adams, MD, MPH
  • Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM
  •  Earl W. Ferguson, MD, PhD, FACC, FACP, FACPM
  •  Heather Hopkins, MD, B.S. PT, FAAPMR
  •  Tisha Johnson, MD, MPH
  •  Carolyn Murray, MD, MPH, FACPM
  •  Samar Muzaffar, MD, MPH
  •  Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM
  •  F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
  •  Troy E. Sybert, MD, MPH
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