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date:07/11 Year:2024

acpm update

Making HIV Prevention Everyone’s Business: A Call to Broaden the Conversation

Significant strides have been made since the first cases of human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) were identified in the U.S. 43 years ago. Medications such as preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), and highly active antiretroviral treatments (HAART), are helping decrease new infections, showing a steady 12% decline in new infections from 2017 to 2021 (CDC, 2024).
 

date:07/10 Year:2024

acpm update

The Importance of Mentorship

July marks a significant transition for those in medical training, as many take their next steps, with some completing their programs and advancing to a new stage of their careers. As this yearly milestone unfolds, I find myself reflecting on my own journey and the important role ACPM has played in shaping it. Through the College, I've cultivated a network of rich, impactful personal and professional relationships. Today, I'd like to share some insights on mentorship and its profound impact on my professional path.

date:07/09 Year:2024

press release

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Physicians Statement on the Elimination of Funding for Training Programs

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The House Fiscal Year 2025 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations bill eliminates critical public health funding, including Public Health and Preventive Medicine Training Programs. These programs, represented by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), play a pivotal role in training current and future public health physicians. The entirety of the proposed LHHS funding, which cuts over $24 billion from Fiscal Year 2024, should raise concern not only for board-certified public health physicians, but also for the general public.
 

date:07/02 Year:2024

acpm update

Celebrating Independence and Honoring Those Who Protect Our Freedom — with the Right Kind of Care

On the eve of America’s celebration of Independence, ACPM also celebrates a major milestone that supports our Veteran population — reaching more than 1,000 healthcare providers certified in Military Environmental Exposures (MEE).

date:07/02 Year:2024

press release

American College of Preventive Medicine Joins Veterans Affairs to Celebrate Milestone in Certification for Military Environmental Exposures Program

More than 1,000 healthcare providers across the nation are now certified to recognize signs 
of environmental exposures in Veterans, ensuring the right kind of care is provided to those who served our country.

 

date:06/27 Year:2024

acpm update

The Right to Health

What does “health as a right” mean? Per the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Constitution, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Internationally, health as a fundamental human right was recognized by the WHO’s constitution in 1946. In 1966, Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights delineated four 4 interrelated core components of this right to health:

date:06/20 Year:2024

acpm update

Letter from the President: A Shortage of Preventive Medicine Physicians in the Military and Across the Country

In March 2024, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projected that the United States will face a physician shortage of up to 86,000 physicians by 2036.1 Additionally, a recent National Public Radio (NPR) report noted that, “50% of active-duty military installations stand within federally designated health professional shortage areas. Those are places where medical services are hard to find.” The report went on to indicate that these shortage areas included primary care, mental health care, and maternity care.2  

date:06/18 Year:2024

member in the media

Full body scans miss the mark when it comes to improving U.S. disease prevention - Dr. Richard Bruno

ACPM Regent-at-Large Richard Bruno speaks about full-body scans in NPR Opinion.

date:06/17 Year:2024

member in the media

Why the Full-Body Scan Craze Misses the Mark: Focusing on Evidence-Based Prevention - Dr. Richard Bruno

ACPM Regent-at-Large Richard Bruno speaks with Public Health Watch about full-body scans.