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ACPM-CDC Cooperative Agreement
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The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to work on capacity building activities for physicians and other health care professionals and local and state 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.

Current Projects

Brain Health

ACPM is working toward the creation of a course on blood pressure management to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Once completed, the course will be pilot tested among ACPM members added as an elective to the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency Program.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The purpose of this project is to assist the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation to increase physician/clinician awareness of prediabetes as a serious health condition and to increase the number of physician/clinicians who are screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC recognized diabetes prevention programs.

Health Systems Transformation

The main focus of the cooperative agreement 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.

Prostate Cancer Screening Decision Aids

ACPM has received funding from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to develop materials that will promote and enhance informed decision making for men considering prostate cancer screening decisions and their providers.


ACPM has received a grant create and deliver new lifestyle medicine education modules for providers in the CDC WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) program.During the one-year project, ACPM will research, develop, and disseminate new lifestyle medicine curriculum modules and educational materials designed specifically for the needs of WISEWOMAN providers. The curriculum modules will be made available for CME.

Past Projects

Zika Preparedness

The purpose of this project is to establish a two-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 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (housed in the CDC), 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. This project has been completed. View the project page to access the reimbursement codes for falls-related services!

ICRC Cross Thematic Networks

This project was intended to leverage 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 has developed a childhood injury risk assessment tool for early childhood home visitation programs. Completed in March 2014, this 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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