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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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News / Announcements
Attend a Free Pilot Webinar Introducing the Brain Health Course
ANNOUNCEMENT – July 17, 2018

ACPM will host a free pilot webinar September 11 (12:00–1:30pm EDT) to provide an overview of a new course on the "Benefits of Blood Pressure Management as a Potential Mechanism to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia" prior to being finalized and recorded. Registration is required to participate.

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Enthusiasm and Innovation at Preventive Medicine 2018
NEWS – June 22, 2018

Preventive Medicine 2018 conference co-chairs Drs. Jason Spangler and Catherine Witkop issued a special thank you to all who participated in the planning process and attended the conference last month in Chicago. Read their note, see who was selected for top abstracts, and check out some other highlights and photos in the recap post.

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Farewell, My Friends!
DIRECTOR'S NOTE – June 22, 2018

Executive Director Michael Barry gave a heartfelt farewell speech at the awards banquet and has written a letter to ACPM members thanking everyone for the past 18 years and recognizing the College's promising future ahead. He encourages everyone to stay in touch and provides contact information.

ACPM is Seeking a Lifestyle Medicine Program Director
ANNOUNCEMENT – June 13, 2018

ACPM is seeking a Program Director to manage ACPM's grant work funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to the Diabetes Prevention Program, and assist with ACPM's Lifestyle Medicine programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting all project deliverables, and acting as the primary contact for all CDC activities related to the Lifestyle Medicine grant.

Donna Grande, MGA
ACPM Announces New Executive Director
RELEASE – May 24, 2018

The American College of Preventive Medicine announces the appointment of Donna Grande as Executive Director, effective as of May 21, 2018. Ms. Grande joins the College with over 25 years experience leading disease prevention and health promotion initiatives and campaigns. "She will be a real force advancing the practice of preventive medicine in her new role and I'm delighted to have her on our team," said Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Chair of the ACPM Executive Director Search Committee and President-elect of the ACPM Board of Regents.

Events / Education
Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
CME/MOC Education

Developed by ACPM and ACLM, the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program is an evidence-based online program designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for doctors as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, health coaches, and other allied health professionals with an interest in learning the basic foundational principles of lifestyle medicine. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is available for select medical specialties.

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Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Implementation: Billing & Finances
Webinar – March 17, 2018

The ACPM Young Physicians Section recently hosted a webinar on "Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Implementation: Billing & Finances" in which ACPM Board member Dr. Wayne S. Dysinger presented on the financial and clinical considerations of setting up a lifestyle medicine practice. Dysinger reviewed examples of billing and reimbursements models in traditional and emerging payment settings, as well as patient care models that include group visits. No CME is available for this webinar.

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