The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) coordinates the development of preventive medicine practice statements to outline the College’s perspective on critical health care issues. We provide a path to answers when clear guidance for preventive medicine practitioners and other health care professionals may be necessary. Our organization has compiled a list of practice guidelines to serve as helpful resources for our members.

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Practice Statement Categories

Provided are a selection of practice statements for adults, children, communities, and more.
All practice statements undergo extensive evidence review and consideration by multiple committees of the board, prior to their publication. Many statements undergo a further review process for publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM).

Our list of statements is always expanding and currently includes resources on preventive medicine guidelines for the following:
  • COVID-19
  • Choosing Wisely
  • Public Health Practice
  • Tobacco
  • Violence and Safety
View our resources below and search for specific statements by keyword.


The guidance provided to our members helps to inform decision making, improve the standard of preventive medicine practice and improve the health of the communities we serve. It is also a tool to enhance advance research on critical topics in public health and prevention topics.

Receive our practice guidelines and help create new information by becoming an ACPM member, today! As a membership organization that is designed to support residents, physicians, and our partners, we work closely with our members to create guidelines, and through a wide variety of other types of educational programming, including:
  All of our resources are made available, thanks to the generous donations of our members and support systems. For more information about ACPM or to ask questions, please reach out to our team at or by calling (202) 466-2044.