Promoting Advocacy in MedicineThe American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) strives to advance priorities in public health policy, and advance the field of preventive medicine in collaboration with our members. We are stronger when we work together, and our advocacy is more effective when our members are involved. ACPM needs you to help and your voice to support the practice of prevention.
Action Alert - Support Funding for Preventive Medicine Residency Programs!
During the week of March 6, ACPM colleagues met with their Congressional representatives to demonstrate their support for allocating $67 million to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Public Health Workforce Development’s “Public Health and Preventive Medicine” line item. The letter specifically requests $52 million for Preventive Medicine Residency Training Programs.
Add you voice to effort to ensure public health and preventive medicine residency have the funding they need to address the ongoing physician shortage and ensure the health and wellbeing of all communities!
What is Advocacy in Preventive Medicine?ACPM advocates for public health practice and policy that makes a difference in the medical community and the world. We organize member-led constituent outreach through meetings with congressional offices and grassroots outreach across communication channels including email and social media. By using these tactics and learning during legislative advocacy training opportunities, APCM members can cultivate a powerful voice for public health and preventive medicine advocacy.
ACPM Action Center
The ACPM Action Center makes it easy for ACPM members to engage with a simple avenue to connect your voice to your congressional representatives. Support preventative medicine through meaningful ACPM advocacy activities that are aligned with the college's forward-thinking policy agenda supporting public health best-practices and the sustainable future of the practice of prevention.
We have compiled a resource hub to assist our members:
Issues – Preventive medicine is deeply ingrained in many of today’s most important healthcare topics. Help us support ACPM advocacy in a growing list of health and medical issue areas. You can view current support statements and documentation by category to coordinate your advocacy with the College.
Action Center – Send customized email templates and social media posts to your congressional representatives in support of APCM advocacy priorities.
My Officials – A fast, easy way to find out where your elected representatives stand on the issues. Simply complete a brief form to receive more information.
ACPM is your public health advocacy champion, and we rely on the support of our membership to voice our stances on issues. View all of our advocacy information to learn more: