ACPM Statement on CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportThe physicians of the American College of Preventive Medicine rely on the weekly data and reports provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). For the nearly 60 years that CDC has housed MMWR, it has been a trusted and reliable source for routine surveillance data plus timely reports on current public health issues that are critical for both patient care and public health response. This weekly bulletin-style report is designed for the public health and medical communities, is purposefully data-heavy, and provides only fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
Politicization of Public Health
Stephanie Zaza, MD, MPH, FACPM is the President of the American College of Preventive Medicine, a professional medical association of physicians dedicated to prevention and preparedness. She is a 25-year veteran of the US Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she participated in federal responses to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the 2013 MERS coronavirus threat.
Preventive Medicine 2020 Online: Day 1 Recap
Last week, we hosted Day 1 of Preventive Medicine 2020 Online. Thank you to everyone who attended, and we're looking forward to days two and three!
ACPM Announces 2020 Award Winners
Each year, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) honors six preventive medicine physicians and members of the public health community for outstanding contributions to the College and to the practice of preventive medicine.
Joint Statement on Support for Public Health Workers
Over the last several months, we have recognized the tremendous role our front line health care workers have played in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These doctors, nurses, first responders, and many other health professionals are heroes, deserving every bit of gratitude we can offer them.
How Can Preventive Medicine Physicians Help with the Rapid Transition of Healthcare Services to Telehealth?
Elham Hatef, MD, MPH, FACPM serves as an Assistant Scientist (Research Track Assistant Professor) at the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also the Academic Director of the Johns Hopkins Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
How Residency Programs are Adapting to Virtual Application Interviews
On May 11, 2020 the Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a statement encouraging medical schools, hospitals and other institutions to perform virtual interviews, and provided guidance for program directors and applicants on how to prepare and conduct them. Nearly all Preventive Medicine Residency program directors who responded to an informal survey posted on the pmrdirectors Google Group stated that they plan to perform virtual interviews.
COVID-19: Two Pandemics Converge
Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH, FACPM is the principal of Community Health Cooperative, a consulting firm that assists non-profits, corporations, government agencies, and other groups with the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based health programs.
Letter From the ACPM President: How Preventive Medicine Can Respond to Structural Racism
The persistent drumbeat of depersonalized data about the death toll of COVID-19 on people of color was suddenly contrasted in the past few weeks with yet more individual faces of fatal racial violence. These sickening and infuriating illness and injury outcomes are the result of long-standing structural racial injustices. My deepest sympathy goes out to the families and loved ones of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and so many others who have fallen victim to our collective inability to address this deeply problematic reality.