2022 ACPM Hill Briefing Recap: Hypertension Mitigation, Health Equity and COVID-19 and Tobacco Cessation
Preventive medicine physicians serve at critical junctures across the American health care system. Bridging the gap between clinical care and public health, these essential physicians and scientists make health system more effective by taking a big-picture approach to population health, diagnosing structural challenges and drivers of disease and guiding the prevention of disease before it ever happens. However, because of the incredibly diverse array of fields and scopes in which they practice, too many in the health care universe have a poor idea of exactly what preventive medicine physicians do.
Announcing the Inaugural Daniel S. Blumenthal Award and Lecture Recipient
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) today announced the awarding of the first annual Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Memorial Lecture to Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Associate Dean for Health Equity Research, Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Nunez-Smith accepted the honor and gave remarks virtually during an event held in Washington, D.C. to honor the work and life of the late Dr. Blumenthal, a professor emeritus at Morehouse University and cofounder of the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center, which has implemented over $55 million in research and intervention projects.
Preventive Medicine 2021 - Day 3 CEO's Recap
ACPM CEO Donna Grande shares her thoughts on day three of the 2021 annual meeting.
Preventive Medicine 2021 - Day 2 CEO's RecapACPM CEO Donna Grande shares her thoughts and experiences from the second day of our 2021 annual conference
Preventive Medicine 2021 - Day 1 CEO's Recap
Read a perspective of the first day of our 2021 annual conference from CEO Donna Grande.
ACPM Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
ACPM supports the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the CDC for use of COVID-19 vaccines under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which at the time of this statement include the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. The ACPM also acknowledges that the vaccines are a tool that synergize with previous public health guidance and do not serve as a substitute for continued adherence to public health guidance including physical distancing, wearing a mask, and hand hygiene.
The Value of Preventive Medicine
Preventive medicine physicians bring a unique mindset to the healthcare system. With training in both clinical medicine and public health, they work in the intersections of our healthcare system – marrying public health ideas to clinical realities and working in clinical practice with population-level perspective.
ACPM Statement on Biden Administration Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) applauds the appointment of Dr. Rachel Levine to Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by President Joe Biden.
ACPM Supports Science Possible for Vaccine Awareness
Since March 2020, there have been more than 20 million cases and 350,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. leaving a gaping hole in many of our lives.
As we continue to work to contain the pandemic and make our way towards recovery, an important tool in the public health toolbox has been authorized and is now available – vaccines against COVID-19 have been authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.