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.
Announcing the 2021 ACPM Fellows
Congratulations to the class of 2021 Fellows of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Their service, engagement and tenacity to complete the application process has been met with the ability to add this honorable credential to their signature: FACPM. Fellows of the College serve as leaders in ACPM, as in addition to the credential they may serve on the ACPM Board of Regents.
Upcoming Webinars from ACPM!ACPM is excited to provide three upcoming webinars in the month of December, covering climate change, advocacy, and mask and vaccine resistance in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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!