The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) invites members to serve as expert faculty to develop Continuing Medical Education (CME) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ courses. If you are a preventive medicine physician with expertise in population health and a passion for educating others, we encourage you to apply! We want to engage ACPM members to serve as faculty to develop a course on the following topics: 

Obtaining Buy-in Among Leaders and Managing Change Among Team Members
This course will provide preventive medicine physicians with strategies to achieve leadership buy-in and effectively manage change among team members to create system-based transformation and positively impact population health outcomes. Through case studies and evidence-based tools, physicians will learn practical, equitable approaches to influence change in various settings.

Improving Brain Health: Practical Review of Dementia Risk Reduction Strategies. This course will improve healthcare providers’ awareness and ability to take action to identify and apply evidence-based strategies to manage modifiable risk factors for dementia. In addition, this course will complement and expand upon Brain Health: Benefits of Blood Pressure Management as a Potential Mechanism to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia by John Barrett, MD, MPH, MS, FACPM and Jeff Newman, MD, MPH. 

ACPM is seeking 1-2 expert faculty for each course. These evidence-based courses will build on the foundation of population health and, through case studies, help physicians to evaluate and effectively integrate population-level strategies within health systems and other work settings to improve the health of historically marginalized and minoritized populations. The curriculum is available through ACPM’s online learning platform.

To apply: Ensure that you meet the selection criteria and complete the application form listed below no later than Friday, February 23, 2023. We cannot consider incomplete and late applications. 

Selection Criteria

Please read the selection criteria carefully before applying. For consideration of selection, the applicant must meet the requirements: 

  1. Be a current ACPM member.
  2. Develop, pilot, review, finalize, and deliver a 1-1.5-hour(s) course within a prescribed timeline. 
  3. Have subject matter expertise in at least two or more areas in each course category:

Obtaining Buy-in Among Leaders and Managing Change Among Team Members

  • The role of physicians in creating systems-based change and impacting population health outcomes.

  • Strategies to achieve and overcome challenges to leadership buy-in.

  • Strategies to effectively manage change among team members and overcome resistance.

  • Knowledge of implementing change through a health equity lens. 

  • ​The role clinical-community linkages can play a role in obtaining leadership buy-in. 


Improving Brain Health: Practical Review of Dementia Risk Reduction Strategies.

  • Implementation experience and/or knowledge of the KAER Toolkit, 2020. 
  • Evidence-based approaches to the early detection of dementia.  
  • Knowledge of modifiable risk factors for dementia and supporting evidence. 
  • Specific subject matter experience and knowledge of at least two to three of the following modifiable risk factors:
    • Diabetes, 
    • Physical inactivity, 
    • Diet quality and obesity, 
    • inadequate sleep quality and sleep disorders,
    • Traumatic brain injury, 
    • Excessive alcohol use, 
    • Depression
    • Hearing loss
    • Evidence-based tools and interventions to identify modifiable risk factors for dementia (e.g., National Diabetes Prevention Program). 

4.    Be a subject matter expert in at least two cross-cutting areas:  
a.    Practical implementation strategies and activities.
b.    Data collection, use, and analyses.
c.    Performance and quality measures.
d.    Provider- or patient-facing health information technology.
e.    Obtaining leadership buy-in and managing consensus among team members.
f.    Experience in developing evidence-based curriculum (preferred but not required).
g.    Effective health equitable communication and advocacy. 
h.    Coalition and partnership-building.
i.    Experience in developing evidence-based curricula is preferred but not required.

Why serve as faculty? 

  • Develop courses and disseminate knowledge to integrate population health strategies within various practice settings;

  • Develop courses to address and prevent chronic diseases using systems-based approaches and improvements to lifestyle; 

  • Network with other experts in the field;

  • Pilot the course through an online webinar and engage with members 

  • Faculty will be compensated for developing the courses; and 

  • Professional development.

These courses are supported through a Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are solely the author's responsibility(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS or the US Government.