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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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American College of Preventive Medicine and ACLM Launch Updated Lifestyle Medicine Education Program
Release – January 15, 2019

The American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine announced a new and improved version of their joint Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies program. The online continuing medical education course addresses gaps in health care provider’s knowledge and skills in the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related chronic conditions—some of the costliest burdens in today’s healthcare environment.

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Develop and Submit Your Best Ideas to the Preventive Medicine DesignHack Competition
Announcement – December 15, 2018

ACPM is hosting its first 'hackathon' for preventive medicine physicians, other professionals, and non-ACPM members to design and submit innovative ideas for improving preventive medicine, public health, and healthcare systems. The Preventive Medicine DesignHack 2019 is a multi-round competition awarding monetary prizes to kickstart great ideas into actionable interventions and business ventures. The first round of proposals are due by January 15.

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Submit a Scientific Abstract for Prevention 2019
Announcement – November 29, 2018

The call for scientific abstracts for Prevention 2019 is now open and we will be accepting submissions through January 15. Authors are encouraged to submit scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentation in one or more of the session track topics. The annual conference will be held May 20-23, 2019 at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, PA.

New Career Opportunities with ACPM
Announcement – November 25, 2018

ACPM is growing and we are seeking candidates for four new positions, including Director of Finance and Operations, Communications Specialist, Project Director, and Program Assistant. Help us spread the word by sharing these opportunities with your networks and colleagues who have a passion for people and health.

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New Brain Health Course Available
Announcement – December 20, 2018

ACPM has released a new online education activity on "Brain Health – Benefits of Blood Pressure Management as a Potential Mechanism to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia." This course is designed to improve healthcare providers’ awareness and ability to take action to utilize blood pressure control in middle-aged adults to reduce risk of cognitive impairment in later life. The 1.0 CME/MOC credit course is available through ACPM's learning platform.

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An Introduction to the CDC's 6|18 Initiative Course
CME/MOC Course – December 10, 2018

ACPM has released a new 1.0 CME/MOC credit course that provides an overview of the CDC's 6|18 Initiative. The course highlights common barriers that hinder the adoption of 18 specific and proven interventions for six common and costly health conditions, offers individual and system level recommendations, and discusses funding mechanisms and implementation strategies through two case studies on asthma-related interventions. There is no cost to take this course.

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Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstration Project Webinars
Webinar – November 28, 2018

ACPM hosted three webinars on the Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstration Projects. Each webinar featured two grantees from each provider category: Independent Practice Associations, Integrated Delivery Systems, and Federally Qualified Heath Centers. All three of the webinar recordings are available for 1.5 CME/MOC credits through ACPM's learning platform.

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