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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
ACPM Statement on the Trump Administration's 2020 Budget Proposal
RELEASE – March 12, 2019

ACPM is deeply concerned that the President’s budget for the third year in a row proposes to eliminate the “Public Health and Preventive Medicine” line item in the federal budget. This line item is the sole source of federal support for our nation’s preventive medicine residency training programs.

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Registration is open for Prevention 2019

Register in advance to take advantage of discounted rates available through May 1. Pre-conference Institutes and Residency Director's Workshop will be held Sunday and Monday, May 19 and 20, prior to the main programming held May 21-23. Attendees must register in advance or onsite to participate.

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ACPM is Seeking Innovative Proposals for Reducing Hypertension among African-American Males
Request for Proposals

ACPM is now accepting applications from healthcare organizations to design and implement protocols to identify, screen, treat, and refer African-American males ages 35-64 with hypertension, or at high risk for hypertension, to evidence-based self-measured blood pressure programs. ACPM will select up to six organizations to participate in the demonstration project. Applications are due March 30.

ACPM Awarded Funds to Develop a National Diabetes Prevention Program Group Coaching Certificate
Release – January 22, 2019

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is partnering with the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC), a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), to develop group coaching competencies, a training program and a certificate examination that supports wide dissemination of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.

Events / Education
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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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