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ACPM was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement (by OSTLTS, CDC) in 2013 to conduct capacity building activities that will facilitate the integration of public health and primary care.  

The main focus of the cooperative agreement is to include professional development in health systems transformation. These activities span a wide variety of topics including, financing and service delivery reform, preventive medicine leadership in health systems transformation (HST), policy drivers, among others. ACPM has also developed physician competencies in HST and is leading the conversation on the role of preventive medicine in HST. 

Project activities include developing educational materials such as fact sheets, PowerPoint slides, resource guides, and others by updating existing materials and creating new ones that focus on transformation through integrating public health and medical care. These activities along with regional meetings held in 2015 are available for CME/MOC. Scroll down this webpage to the 'Resources' section for more information.

What is Health Systems Transformation?

ACPM defines health systems transformation as systems-based approaches to improving population, community, and individual health by incorporating and addressing the determinants of health and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. 

Health Systems Transformation Physician Competencies 

ACPM HST Task Force (listed below) have put together a list of physician competencies across five domains as it relates to health systems transformation. CLICK HERE for the complete list of competencies.


Addressing CDC's 6-18 Initiative 

Click here to learn more about ACPM's new grant to address CDC's 6-18 initiative 

Health Systems Transformation Webinar (June 2016)


VISIT the Health Systems Transformation Webinar for the recording and slides 


Health Systems Transformation Learning Institute ( February 2016)

ACPM hosted a day-long institute on Health Systems Transformation in conjunction with our annual Preventive Medicine 2016 conference. Preventive Medicine physicians and public health professionals heard from a wide range of speakers and learned about timely topics including Alternative Payment Models, team-based care, shared-decision making, health information technology etc. Please visit the HST Learning Institute webpage for additional information 


ACPM hosted two regional summits to highlight health systems transformation activities and the role of preventive medicine in this work. The presenters included multiple stakeholders who were chosen based on their involvement with health systems transformation projects. Regional Meetings took place during May and June 2015 in California and New York respectively.Please visit the regional meetings webpage for more information. 



  1. Click here for a list of resources on Health Systems Transformation
  2. Factsheets: ACPM has created multiple factsheets that provide an overview of:
    • Health Systems Transformation
    • Preventive Medicine physician involvement in HST and
    • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's (CMMI) categories for innovation and State Innovation Model (SIM) awards.
  3. Preventive Medicine 2015: ACPM hosted a concurrent session on HST during the annual conference at Preventive Medicine 2015.
  4. Regional Meetings: Please visit the regional meetings website for more information.
  5. Health Systems Transformation Learning Institute: Please visit HST learning Institute webpage for additional information. 
  6. Health Systems Transformation Webinar: Please visit the HST webinar webpage for additional information 


CONNECT with HST Google Group!

To facilitate networking and collaboration, ACPM has created a Health Systems Transformation Google Group for those interested in the topic and would like to contribute to the national conversation. If you are interested in joining the group, please email the Google Group owner for an invitation. You will also receive a monthly newsletter along with latest developments and announcements related to the topic.   



ACPM has a monthly newsletter distributed to Google Group members.


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The following members of ACPM were chosen for their varied expertise and extensive experience in Health Systems Transformation. The task force members meet once a month, via conference call, to provide guidance and help develop strategic direction for ACPM's HST project. Click here for their bios.


M. Jacob Adams, MD, MPH

Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM   

Earl W. Ferguson, MD, PhD, FACC, FACP, FACPM    

Heather Hopkins, MD, B.S. PT, FAAPMR  

Tisha Johnson, MD, MPH

Carolyn Murray, MD, MPH, FACPM

Samar Muzaffar, MD, MPH

Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM

F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD

Troy E. Sybert, MD, MPH  



Health Systems Transformation Contact:If you would like to be considered for the HST Task Force, contact Dani Pere, Programs and Operations : dpere (at) acpm (dot) org

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