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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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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.

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Grant Seeks Innovative Strategies on Prediabetes Recognition and Diabetes Prevention in Vulnerable Populations
Request for Proposals

ACPM is collaborating with the American Medical Association and the Black Women’s Health Imperative to enhance support for health care organizations to screen, test, and refer high-risk African American and Hispanic women within communities to a CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention program and strengthen community support to improve enrollment and retention in this lifestyle change program. Interested health care organizations must submit applications by March 19. News Release »

New Career Opportunities with ACPM

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.

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.

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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.

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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