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Policy and Advocacy

ACPM advocates for public policies consistent with the scientific principles of preventive medicine and ACPM’s policy agenda. ACPM carries out its activities by:

  • Analyzing and responding to legislation, regulation, and policy related to preventive medicine;
  • Developing ACPM policy statements;
  • Educating policymakers about preventive medicine and public health issues;
  • Tapping preventive medicine physicians to serve on federal advisory committees and panels;
  • Developing grassroots strategies to mobilize members into action;
  • Working with national coalitions to further messages on preventive medicine and public health.
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Policy News

ACPM Opposes the Prohibition of Scientific Terms
December 18, 2017

In response to recent reports that the Trump Administration is prohibiting or discouraging the use of specific words or phrases in the annual budget proposals, ACPM has released a statement opposing any efforts that suppress the use of appropriate and accurate scientific language used by federal agencies.


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Washington Update

Washington Update is a monthly newsletter detailing ACPM's advocacy and legislative work. This newsletter gives an overview of events in Washington that impact preventive medicine, as well as actions ACPM has taken in the Administration, on the Hill, and with our partners to advocate for our legislative priorities. Subscribe today to stay informed about what's going on in our nation's capital as it relates to our specialty's interests.


Policy Committee

ACPM’s Policy Committee monitors legislative and regulatory developments as they relate to the specialties of preventive medicine, and recommends legislative initiatives and policy positions to the Board of Regents. The committee writes and approves ACPM’s policy statements and works to align the College’s policy with its Strategic Plan.

All ACPM members are welcome to participate in the policy-making process, working closely with the Policy Committee. If you would like to be involved in writing ACPM policy statements, please contact Kate McFadyen for more information.

Policy Committee
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