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The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has been awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, effective 2018-2023 and following a previous agreement executed 2013-2018.

The resulting projects—carried out in collaboration with CDC centers and departments—involve capacity building activities for physicians and other health care professionals, and state and local health departments, that facilitate the integration of primary care and public health.

With extensive backgrounds and skills in public health and clinical care, preventive medicine physicians are best equipped to serve as leaders in integration efforts. Learn more about the Preventive Medicine specialty and the work of our members.

Projects 2018-2023

Population Health

ACPM is developing a comprehensive Population Health Integration Curriculum to better equip public health and healthcare systems to use population health strategies to address challenging health problems and to instill a culture of prevention and population health. The curriculum will initially include two courses offering CME/MOC credits, created with support from the CDC Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

Building Capacity of Coaches to offer National DPP Lifestyle Change Program

ACPM is collaborating with the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching to develop a DPP Group Coaching Training Program. This project is supported by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation.

Building Capacity of Providers to Address Prediabetes Among Disparate Populations 

ACPM is collaborating with the American Medical Association and Black Women's Health Imperative to enhance support for providers to screen, test and refer high risk individuals to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs and strengthen community support to improve and retain enrollment of these participants. This project is supported by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation

Reducing Hypertension Among Priority Populations

ACPM is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to support providers, health care systems, and communities to address factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension in African-American males ages 45-64 and develop and implement interventions.

Alzheimer's disease and Dementia: Increasing Physician Capacity to Assess and Diagnose

ACPM will work collaboratively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division for Population Health, and the Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD + HAP) to increase /health care professionals' awareness of brain health as a serious health condition. 

Evaluation of Value of Preventive Medicine to Health Systems

ACPM will develop a study methodology and conduct a national survey to gain new knowledge and understanding of the state of preventive medicine in 2019 and the value add to the overall health system.

Projects 2013-2018

Brain Health

ACPM is developing a course on blood pressure management to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. The course will be pilot tested among ACPM members and made available as an elective in the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency Program. This project is supported by the CDC Division of Population Health.

Diabetes Prevention Program

In collaboration with the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation, ACPM has organized demonstration projects and developed resources and live education sessions to increase physician and clinician awareness of prediabetes as a serious health condition and to increase the number of providers who are screening, testing and referring patients with prediabetes to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs.

CDC's 6|18 Initiative

With support from the CDC Office of Health Systems Collaboration, ACPM is developing a course that gives an overview of the CDC’s 6|18 Initiative and addresses the roles of providers in engaging and implementing the evidence-based interventions. Once completed, the course will be available through ACPM's learning platform. Past activities included hosting educational webinars, listening sessions, and hosting a concurrent session at the ACPM annual conference.  

Prostate Cancer Screening Decision Aids

ACPM is in the process of pilot-testing a prostate cancer screening decision aid tool for providers and patients for use in the clinic environment. Once finalized, ACPM will promote the tool to members and partner organizations. This project is supported by the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Health Systems Transformation

The main focus of this project is to include professional development in health systems transformation (HST) on topics including, financing and service delivery reform, preventive medicine leadership in health systems transformation, policy drivers, among others. Project activities include developing educational materials, hosting regional meetings, hosting a day-long institute and webinar on health systems transformation. All these events are available for CME.

WISEWOMAN Project

With support from the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, ACPM developed educational materials designed specifically for the needs of providers in the WISEWOMAN program, and also made available for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Produced during the 3-year project were a set of lifestyle medicine courses, a webinar series, and a demonstration project case study.

Zika Preparedness

The purpose of this project is to establish a 2-month Zika-focused practicum rotation for preventive medicine residents in state and local health departments. ACPM will and select residents for placement and priority will be given to state and local health departments in those states at greatest risk of Zika.

Falls Prevention CPT Codes

With support from CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, ACPM established reimbursable current procedural terminology (CPT) codes to screen and assess for falls in the older adult population.This is necessary for healthcare providers to be directly reimbursed for activities in support of fall prevention and to support promotional activities to encourage fall prevention in clinical settings. View the project page to access the reimbursement codes.

ICRC Cross Thematic Networks

This project leveraged the collective expertise of the leading injury and violence prevention researchers and scientists within Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) to further the field’s thinking and strategy around critical challenges through the development of up to two thematic Cross-Center networks. The development and collaborative structure of the networks will serve as a pilot for future collaborations and partnerships.

Childhood Injury Risk Assessment Tool

ACPM developed a childhood injury risk assessment tool for early childhood home visitation programs. The tool is designed to help home visitors start a conversation with families and educate them on major causes of injury in the home. It includes assessment questions, educational topics, and references for home visitors to gain additional background knowledge on each injury topic.

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