The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) advocates for a wide range of issues, from disease prevention and public health, to population health initiatives and programming. Working in collaboration with partner organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our initiatives focus on improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and defined populations of all kinds. We also publish practice position statements on critical preventive medicine issues to provide a positive influence on prevention practice and research.
If you believe in promoting important initiatives in the of field preventive medicine, we invite you to join ACPM.
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Our Health & Prevention Initiatives
ACPM is committed to educating health care professionals about the wide array of preventive measures that can help protect brain health, including blood pressure control. Working with the CDC, ACPM has developed a set of tools and continuing medical education (CME) opportunities to help health care professionals assess, diagnose, and refer patients to evidence-based blood pressure management programs for preventing the onset of cognitive decline and other brain-related health conditions.
More than 100 million Americans have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, both preventable diseases. ACPM is partnering with the CDC on a multi-year initiative to increase health care provider awareness of prediabetes as a serious health condition, and to increase the number of providers who are screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs.
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Hypertension is a critical public health problem, and unmanaged hypertension is a strong predictor for acute cardiovascular complications such as heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and heart failure. Black men, in particular, face a higher burden of hypertension. ACPM is working hand-in-hand with the CDC to educate health care providers on hypertension prevention, detection, and control for Black men who face systemic and historical barriers to equitable prevention and care.
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Lifestyle medicine is a core competency of preventive medicine and ACPM supports the continued exploration of the scientific basis, evidence base, best practices, and training in the field. We collaborate with many other key stakeholders to play an important role in ensuring lifestyle medicine practices and programs are based on proven and effective methods of preventing and controlling disease.
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Population health is a community-level approach to patient care, epidemiology and statistics, as well as program development, testing, and evaluation. The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) believes that a robust healthcare system should include all of these components as a part of core community public health programming. ACPM is working with the CDC to develop a comprehensive Population Health Integration Curriculum for health care providers to provide the skills necessary to develop care strategies tailored to the specific needs of patient populations, and to foster a culture of prevention.
ACPM’s Power of Prevention campaign is a multi-year initiative to advance awareness of the critical role prevention plays in ‘curing’ our healthcare system, advancing health equity, and building health and resilient communities.
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ACPM is the chair of the National Violence Prevention Network, a broad-based coalition of local, state, and national organizations dedicated to violent death prevention by advocating for the full implementation of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in the United States.
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