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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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Calling for 2020 Population Health

We're expanding our Population Health Integration Curriculum - adding three new 1 - 1.5 hour CME/MOC courses. To do that, we need additional faculty experts to aid in the development of these scientific evidence-based courses to build a foundation of population health expertise and help physicians evaluate and integrate population-level strategies in their work settings.

Faculty members will lead the way in developing courses and sharing knowledge on population health strategies across the health care landscape, together with other like-minded experts in the field. Faculty members will be compensated for their work in course development.

ACPM Statement on the Gun Violence Epidemic
In light of the tragic mass shootings over the last week, ACPM supports common-sense prevention efforts to prevent future accidental and purposeful gun injury and death. At least 32 people tragically lost their lives in the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Every gun death is preventable, and we urge Congress and the Administration to take immediate action. 
ACPM Statement on House of Representatives' FY 2020 Proposed Budget
RELEASE – May 7, 2019

ACPM is very pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives included a $2 million increase to the "Public Health and Preventive Medicine" program at the Health Resources and Services Administration in its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This program is the sole source of funding for our nation’s preventive medicine residency training programs, as well as Public Health Training Centers.

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New Brain Health Course Available

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

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

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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