Under the leadership of Chair David Niebuhr, MD, MPH, MsC, FACPM, FAAFP and Vice Chair Randall Freeman, MD, MPH, MBA, MTM&H, ACPM’s Science and Translation Committee has been actively engaged in providing evidence-based guidance for preventive medicine practice.
In addition, Catherine Witkop, MD, MPH, MC serves as the Committee’s liaison to the ACPM Board of Regents. Over the past six months, the members have reviewed approximately 15 existing practice guidelines posted on the ACPM website and made recommendations to affirm, archive or update them based on the most recent scientific evidence.
In addition, Committee members and subject matter experts have co-authored and recently submitted two manuscripts for potential publication. These are titled, “Addressing the Opioid Use Disorder Epidemic Through a Prevention Framework” and “Recommendations for Population-Based Applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Instrument.” Two other manuscripts in preparation focus on population-based screening for social determinants of health and environmental justice and public health equity.
The Science and Translation Committee is often called upon to review recommendations from other medical and public health organizations seeking ACPM’s perspectives. Most recently, Committee members weighed in on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Clinical Practice Guideline on Childhood Obesity and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids.
ACPM members interested in learning more about the Committee are invited to attend its next meeting at the PM22 Conference in Denver on Friday, June 17 from 7 to 8:15 a.m. MT.