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As the leader for the specialty of preventive medicine and physicians dedicated to prevention, ACPM improves the health of individuals and populations through evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care.

Vision Statement – Public health and health systems value the leadership role of preventive medicine to promote healthy lifestyles and population health.

Mission Statement – The mission of ACPM is to represent and support preventive medicine physicians in their role as public health and health systems leaders.

Strategic Goals

  • Expand and enhance preventive medicine educational and practice tools, health programs, and advocacy
  • Ensure a sustainable preventive medicine workforce
  • Raise the visibility and understanding of the specialty of preventive medicine
  • Grow the College by demonstrating the value of membership
  • Pursue organizational excellence


Founded in 1954, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a professional, medical society of more than 2,700 members employed in research, academia, government, clinical settings, and other entities worldwide. ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists, and offers high-quality educational programs for continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC), information and resources for ongoing professional development, and networking opportunities.


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