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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.

Preventive Medicine
News / Announcements
Diabetes prevention: screen, test, refer
ACPM Releases Case Study on Improving Outcomes for Women at High-Risk for Hypertension, CVD
News – October 9, 2018

ACPM is pleased to announce the release of a case study on the results of a demonstration project designed to improve hypertension management and cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in low-income, uninsured or underinsured women aged 40-60 years. The case study documents the experiences of Mission of Hope Clinic and Truman Medical Centers, University Health Community Care at Linwood in referring patients to the Blood Pressure Self-Management program at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, as well as the approaches, barriers, and scalability plans of each organization. ACPM has also developed four online education modules and a webinar series on prescribing lifestyle modifications for women at high-risk for hypertension and CVD.

Diabetes prevention: screen, test, refer
Register and Attend Our Webinar Series on Diabetes Prevention
ANNOUNCEMENT – September 20, 2018

ACPM is hosting a series of three webinars this fall featuring grantees of the ACPM Diabetes Prevention Program demonstration project. The webinars are free and scheduled for September 25, October 23 and November 8. This unique opportunity allows participants to speak directly with grantees and faculty, and ask questions as part of a live, interactive session.

Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh 2019
Call for Sessions and Presentation Proposals
ANNOUNCEMENT – September 18, 2018

ACPM invites physicians and practitioners from a range of specialties, disciplines, and healthcare ecosystems to submit proposals for an educational session and/or presentation at the 2019 annual conference—to be held May 20-23, 2019 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Proposals are due October 17.

Donna Grande, MGA
Inspired for the Future
Director's Update – September 2018

As I approach my fourth month as the Executive Director of ACPM, I continue to marvel at the passion for prevention exhibited by our members, staff, and volunteer leaders. ACPM is truly a remarkable organization and Preventive Medicine is a very special profession that impacts societal health in many ways—innovation, policy, and evidence-based practice to name a few. (Read the full update!)

Events / Education
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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Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Implementation: Billing & Finances
Webinar – March 17, 2018

The ACPM Young Physicians Section recently hosted a webinar on "Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Implementation: Billing & Finances" in which ACPM Board member Dr. Wayne S. Dysinger presented on the financial and clinical considerations of setting up a lifestyle medicine practice. Dysinger reviewed examples of billing and reimbursements models in traditional and emerging payment settings, as well as patient care models that include group visits. No CME is available for this webinar.

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