Promoting the Importance of Disease Prevention, Lifestyle Medicine, and More

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) continues to align progress with clear pathways to overcome challenges through the practice of prevention, population health initiatives, and clear goals via our Power of Prevention campaign.

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Challenge and Solution

America is at a healthcare crossroads. Biomedical advances, technological innovations, and value-based reimbursement models are transforming how care is delivered and financed. Yet even with these advancements, the nation faces an increased burden of chronic diseases, an aging population, and persistent health disparities.

We know health care needs to evolve, but there has been little agreement on how to move forward. Uniquely positioned at the crux of clinical practice and public health, ACPM is poised to advance this debate around a single premise: transforming our healthcare system through prevention. We believe in preventive services available to all.

A few examples we will continue to call for:
 
  • Population based services.
  • Funding for diabetes prevention programs, as well as other diseases and illnesses.
  • Tobacco prevention for youth.
  • Community population health initiatives.
  • Training for physicians to earn lifestyle medicine certifications.
  • Availability of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) preventive care resources.
  • Aggregate care prevention.
 

Why Does the Power of Prevention Matter?

ACPM’s Power of Prevention campaign is a multi-year initiative to advance awareness of the critical role prevention and preventive medicine plays in “curing” our healthcare system.

Our current campaign focuses on two core areas:
  By working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders, ACPM will harness the power of prevention to save lives, create healthier communities, and transform our healthcare system.
 

Power of Prevention Resources

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Join ACPM

Prevention must be at the forefront of our healthcare system, now and in the future. ACPM is devoted to following out the purpose and ideology of the Power of Prevention campaign, and we need your help to accomplish our goals.

While our campaign has a specific focus, our initiatives expand to introduce health prevention initiatives into some of the world’s greatest challenges and needs, including:
  To support ACPM initiatives and to get involved in the Power of Prevention become an ACPM member! We continue to improve our presence through your support, which also includes donations. For more information about ACPM or to ask questions, email our team at info@acpm.org or call (202) 466-2044.