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ACPM Statement on The Gun Violence Epidemic
RELEASE – August 5, 2019

In light of the tragic mass shootings over the last week, ACPM supports common-sense prevention efforts to prevent future accidental and purposeful gun injury and death. At least 32 people tragically lost their lives in the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Every gun death is preventable, and we urge Congress and the Administration to take immediate action. 

ACPM Statement on House of Representatives’ FY 2020 Proposed Budget
RELEASE – May 7, 2019

ACPM is very pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives included a $2 million increase to the "Public Health and Preventive Medicine" program at the Health Resources and Services Administration in its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This program is the sole source of funding for our nation’s preventive medicine residency training programs, as well as Public Health Training Centers.

ACPM Announces 2019 National Diabetes Prevention Program Grant Winners
Release – April 23, 2019

Three health care organizations have been selected by ACPM, in collaboration with the American Medical Association and the Black Women’s Health Imperative, to receive grants to develop new practice-setting models for addressing the national type 2 diabetes epidemic. These grantees will form the cornerstone of the collaboration’s efforts to address prediabetes in vulnerable populations, with a priority on African-American and Hispanic women.

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ACPM Announces Grant Winners Seeking to Combat Hypertension
Release – April 23, 2019

ACPM has awarded six institutions grants to develop innovative practice-setting models for addressing hypertension in African-American males ages 35-64. Created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, this grant program will promote and document ways to reduce the incidence of hypertension, and improve the standard of care for hypertensive patient identification, referral and treatment.

ACPM Statement on the Trump Administration's 2020 Budget Proposal
RELEASE – March 12, 2019

ACPM is deeply concerned that the President’s budget for the third year in a row proposes to eliminate the “Public Health and Preventive Medicine” line item in the federal budget. This line item is the sole source of federal support for our nation’s preventive medicine residency training programs.

ACPM Awarded Funds to Develop a National Diabetes Prevention Program Group Coaching Certificate
Release – January 22, 2019

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is partnering with the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC), a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), to develop group coaching competencies, a training program and a certificate examination that supports wide dissemination of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program.

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American College of Preventive Medicine and ACLM Launch Updated Lifestyle Medicine Education Program
Release – January 15, 2019

The American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine announced a new and improved version of their joint Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies program. The online continuing medical education course addresses gaps in health care provider’s knowledge and skills in the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related chronic conditions—some of the costliest burdens in today’s healthcare environment.

2018 News

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New Brain Health Course Available
Announcement – December 20, 2018

ACPM has released a new online education activity on "Brain Health – Benefits of Blood Pressure Management as a Potential Mechanism to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia." This course is designed to improve healthcare providers’ awareness and ability to take action to utilize blood pressure control in middle-aged adults to reduce risk of cognitive impairment in later life. The 1.0 CME/MOC credit course is available through ACPM's learning platform.

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An Introduction to the CDC's 6|18 Initiative Course
CME/MOC Course – December 10, 2018

ACPM has released a new 1.0 CME/MOC credit course that provides an overview of the CDC's 6|18 Initiative. The course highlights common barriers that hinder the adoption of 18 specific and proven interventions for six common and costly health conditions, offers individual and system level recommendations, and discusses funding mechanisms and implementation strategies through two case studies on asthma-related interventions. There is no cost to take this course.

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ACPM Releases Case Study on Improving Outcomes for Women at High-Risk for Hypertension, CVD
News – October 9, 2018

ACPM is pleased to announce the release of a case study on the results of a demonstration project designed to improve hypertension management and cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in low-income, uninsured or underinsured women aged 40-60 years. The case study documents the experiences of Mission of Hope Clinic and Truman Medical Centers, University Health Community Care at Linwood in referring patients to the Blood Pressure Self-Management program at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, as well as the approaches, barriers, and scalability plans of each organization. ACPM has also developed four online education modules and a webinar series on prescribing lifestyle modifications for women at high-risk for hypertension and CVD.

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Listen to the Through the Noise Interview with Donna Grande
Podcast – August 15, 2018

ACPM Executive Director Donna Grande, MGA was recently interviewed by producers of the podcast Through the Noise to discuss the work of the College and her vision for the future of Preventive Medicine. Among the many topics featured in the 42-minute episode, she stressed the importance Preventive Medicine residency programs play in developing the next generation of leaders and the need for the College and its membership to focus on securing funding to strengthen this critical pipeline.

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Enthusiasm and Innovation at Preventive Medicine 2018 in Chicago
NEWS – June 22, 2018

Preventive Medicine 2018 conference co-chairs Drs. Jason Spangler and Catherine Witkop issued a special thank you to all who participated in the planning process and attended the conference last month in Chicago. Read their note, see who was selected for top abstracts, and check out some other highlights and photos in the recap post.

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Farewell, My Friends!
DIRECTOR'S NOTE – June 22, 2018

Executive Director Michael Barry gave a heartfelt farewell speech at the awards banquet and has written a letter to ACPM members thanking everyone for the past 18 years and recognizing the College's promising future ahead. He encourages everyone to stay in touch and provides contact information.

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ACPM Announces Next Executive Director
RELEASE – May 24, 2018

The American College of Preventive Medicine announces the appointment of Donna Grande as Executive Director, effective as of May 21, 2018. Ms. Grande joins the College with over 25 years experience leading disease prevention and health promotion initiatives and campaigns. "She will be a real force advancing the practice of preventive medicine in her new role and I'm delighted to have her on our team," said Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Chair of the ACPM Executive Director Search Committee and President-elect of the ACPM Board of Regents.

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Population-Based Strategies to Address Gun Violence, Diabetes and Opioid Epidemic Highlight Upcoming Preventive Medicine 2018 Conference
MEDIA ADVISORY – May 17, 2018

ACPM will host Preventive Medicine 2018, May 23–26, for more than 600 medical professionals dedicated to disease prevention and public health. Organized around the theme "Prevention at the Nexus of Health System Transformation," the meeting will feature evidence-based, population health approaches to addressing the opioid epidemic, diabetes prevention, gun violence, human trafficking, and many more high-priority public health issues.

ACPM Secures Support for Advocacy Priorities in FY19
Policy News – April 30, 2018

After a busy spring in the Congressional appropriations process, ACPM had strong gains with its Dear Colleague letter campaigns in support of restoring funding to $11.136 million for preventive medicine residency programs and increasing funding for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to $23.5 million—enough to allow the program to expand to all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the first time.

Omnibus Fully Funds National Violent Death Reporting System For the First Time
Release – March 23, 2018

ACPM applauds Congress for increasing funding for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) omnibus package to allow the program to expand to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In previous years, NVDRS had added states to the program as funding would allow. This is the first year that Congress has appropriated funding to ensure it will reach all 50 states.

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ACPM Joins the NAM Clinician Resilience Collaborative
Statement – March 22, 2018

ACPM has made a commitment to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and is proud to promote the recently launched Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub. The hub provides resources to help health system leaders, clinicians, and trainees better understand what's causing clinician burnout and to adopt solutions. ACPM is committed to addressing clinician resilience and poor wellbeing, and collaborating with the other members of this initiative.

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Dr. Zaza Editorial on Essential Qualifications for CDC Directors
Opinion – February 17, 2018

The Hill published an editorial by ACPM President-Elect Dr. Stephanie Zaza on the importance of ensuring those appointed to public health physician leadership positions—like the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—have adequate training and background in public and population health.

ACPM Press Statement on Trump Administration's Budget
Press Release – February 12, 2018

ACPM is deeply concerned that the President's budget once again proposes to eliminate the sole source of federal support for our nation's preventive medicine residency training programs. The budget proposal—which targets funding at the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—would weaken the country's ability to respond to and prevent the very diseases and health problems that burden our health system today.

The Next CDC Director Must Possess Public and Population Health Competencies
Letter – February 6, 2018

ACPM wrote a letter to Secretary Alex M. Azar of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offering perspective on the qualifications necessary for the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Specifically, ACPM asserts that candidates to this position must be capable of addressing the CDC's main responsibilities of ensuring the nation's health at a population and public health level, which requires competencies that not all physicians possess.

AMA Features ACPM's Resolution to Improve Lifestyle Medicine Education

AMA Wire published an article titled "Schools push lifestyle medicine to boost chronic-disease prevention" featuring ACPM Executive Director Michael Barry and the lifestyle medicine resolution ACPM put forth to the AMA House of Delegates. The resolution is in support of policies and mechanisms that incentivize or provide funding for inclusion of lifestyle medicine education and the social determinants of health in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education.

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ACPM Comments on USDA Rule for School Nutrition Standards
Comment – January 26, 2018

ACPM submitted a comment on Friday to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service opposing the interim final rule, "Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements." ACPM urged the USDA to not weaken the 2012 updates to school nutrition standards and to continue enforcement of standards that will benefit the health of school-aged children.

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ACPM Announces Faculty for 6|18 Initiative Course
Announcement – January 17, 2018

ACPM is pleased to announce that Drs. Jocelyn Carter, Catherine Livingston and Toyosi Morgan will serve as faculty in the development of a course on the CDC's 6|18 Initiative. Each are experts in the scope and practice of interventions within the initiative. The course, funded by a grant from the CDC, will provide an overview of the initiative and, through case studies, address the role of providers in implementing the initiative.

New Slate Election Process for Selecting ACPM Regents
Announcement – January 16, 2018

The ACPM Board of Regents and the Strategy and Board Development Committee have announced a new slate election process for selecting incoming Regents. The process involves nominating and selecting new Regents based on competencies deemed necessary to meet strategic goals and ensure adequate representation of the diverse membership. Details about the nomination process and priority competencies for this year's slate of candidates will be available in the coming weeks.

2017 News

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2017: A year of continued growth ... and response to change
Director's Note – December 31, 2017

As we again embark upon a new year and continue to build on our past achievements, let us take a brief look back to reflect on and celebrate our successes of the past year. The year 2017 was one of continued growth for the organization during which we expanded on foundations built in prior years and responded efficiently and effectively to an uncertain, and often tumultuous, environment. In short, we have much to be proud of and thankful for. Here are some key highlights from 2017.

ACPM Opposes the Prohibition of Scientific Terms
PRESS RELEASE – December 18, 2017

In response to recent reports that the Trump Administration is prohibiting or discouraging the use of specific words or phrases in annual budget proposals, ACPM has released a statement opposing any efforts that suppress the use of appropriate and accurate scientific language used by federal agencies. ACPM also joined 300 organizations expressing concern in a letter to Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan.

ACPM Announces National Diabetes Prevention Program Grant Winners
PRESS RELEASE – December 14, 2017

ACPM has selected six health care organizations to receive grants to develop new practice setting models that increase prediabetes awareness and increase screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to diabetes prevention programs recognized by the CDC. The work will result in case studies and toolkits that will be utilized by other health delivery organizations across the country.

ACPM Endorses New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure
PRESS RELEASE – November 20, 2017

ACPM has endorsed new guidelines on the management of high blood pressure to eliminate the classification of prehypertension and define blood pressure (hypertension) at or above 130/80 mm Hg, rather than 140/90 mm Hg. ACPM was one of 11 organizations that contributed to the development of the guidelines.

ACPM Responds to New Direction of the CMS Innovation Center
PRESS RELEASE – November 13, 2017

In response to the announcement that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will be taken in a new direction, ACPM has issued a statement emphasizing the crucial role the Center plays in catalyzing new thinking and evidence-based demonstration projects that enhance the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

ACPM Comments on HHS 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
LETTER – November 6, 2017

ACPM responded to the request for comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. ACPM noted the need for investment in prevention, increased support for and use of preventive medicine physicians, lifestyle medicine, and referenced ACPM’s Principles of Health Reform, among other topics in the draft Strategic Plan.

American College of Preventive Medicine Endorses Don Wright for HHS Secretary
Letter – October 10, 2017

ACPM sent a letter today praising President Trump's choice of Dr. Don Wright for Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and endorsing Dr. Wright for the position of HHS Secretary. The letter states the need for a Secretary who understands the necessity of a shift in focus to prevention.

ACPM Opposes Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill
Press Release – September 22, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has reviewed Senator Lindsey Graham's and Senator Bill Cassidy's proposal to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strongly opposes the bill. ACPM's Principles of Health Reform clearly outline recommendations for any future health reform legislation, which this bill does not meet. The Graham-Cassidy proposal would eliminate insurance subsidies, coverage requirements for businesses, and requirements for essential health benefits, including clinical preventive services.

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Culinary Medicine Course Now Available for Medical Professionals
Press RELEASE – August 30, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine has released a new continuing medical education course on culinary medicine. Available as an elective of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program for 1.5 CME, the online course examines what patients face day-to-day when trying to make substantive lifestyle changes and features recipes and cooking techniques that help patients use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain health.

Funding for the Public Health Workforce Senate Letter
LETTER – August 8, 2017

ACPM joined 20 organizations in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, advocating for funding for Public Health Workforce Programs. The letter expresses the need for full funding in the FY18 appropriations bill for both preventive medicine residency programs and Public Health Training Centers.

PMR/PHTC Senate Letter
LETTER – August 8, 2017

Thirty one directors from preventive medicine residency programs and Public Health Training Centers signed onto a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. In the letter, the directors stress that their programs are vital to a strong public health system in the United States and losing these programs would jeopardize the readiness to address the country's healthcare challenges.

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ACPM Hosts Briefing on Lifestyle Medicine: 'Transforming Medical Education to Prevent Chronic Disease'
PRESS RELEASE / VIDEO – July 26, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine, in conjunction with the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative, held a congressional briefing entitled, “Transforming Medical Education to Prevent Chronic Disease.” The briefing focused on the need to include training on nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle elements in medical school curricula and continuing medical education. 

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ACPM Opposes "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017"
PRESS RELEASE – June 22, 2017

ACPM is deeply disappointed that the Senate's draft legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) entitled the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017," aims to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund, rollback Medicaid expansion gains, and allow states to waive coverage of essential health benefits including clinical preventive services.

ACPM Statement on Leaving Paris Climate Agreement
PRESS RELEASE – June 8, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine is disappointed in the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the United Nation’s Paris Agreement. Climate change is a threat to the health of every population regardless of borders, and without the steps put forth by the agreement, the U.S. could face major setbacks in the strides we have made in the public health arena.

MOC Part IV Program: Pre-existing Quality Improvement Projects
OPPORTUNITY – June 8, 2017

Diplomates now have the choice to use a pre-existing Quality Improvement project as one of their assessments to meet MOC Part IV requirements. Each Quality Improvement project proposal must be submitted for review as a prerequisite to enrolling in the MOC Part IV program.

ACPM President Dr. Robert Carr Opinion Piece Published
ARTICLE – June 4, 2017

At a time when greater focus should be placed on the prevention of chronic diseases and injuries that drive up health care spending, lead to millions of lives lost and create significant productivity loss to our economy, it is deeply concerning that President Trump's budget proposes to eliminate large portions of critical prevention funding.

ACPM Past-President in the News
ARTICLE – May 16, 2017

"After a brief respite, health insurance is back in the headlines. House Republicans have passed the latest version of “repeal and replace,” and the nation is waiting to see what the Senate will do. While the focus has been on coverage of pre-existing conditions and the fate of Medicaid expansion, one of the most important issues has been largely overlooked: how best to actually improve the health of the population."  Read more.

AMA Profiles on Preventive Medicine Specialists
Articles – March 8, 2017

The American Medical Association, as part of AMA Wire's "Shadow Me" series, published profiles on ACPM President Dan BlumenthalACPM President-Elect Bob Carr , and Wendy Braund describing their work as preventive medicine specialists. The profiles delve into their (a)typical days and how working in preventive medicine and public health has continued to challenge and excite them.

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ACPM Announces Diabetes Prevention Program Grant Winners and Advisory Group
Press Release – February 20, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) announces grant awards to three institutions to develop new practice setting models that address the national type 2 diabetes epidemic. This grant program and the corresponding advisory group aim to increase prediabetes awareness and screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs.

CMSS Position on International Collaboration in Medicine
Statement – February 8, 2017

ACPM joined more than 30 national medical specialty societies in signing a Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) statement regarding President Trump's Executive Order (EO) suspending entry into the U.S. of citizens from seven Middle Eastern countries. The statement raised concerns about the impact of the order on scientific collaboration, medical education and research, and patient care.

Advocating for Vaccines and Evidence-Based Medicine
Letters – January 17 & February 7, 2017

In response to discussion on the repeal of the ACA and the Administration's comments around vaccines, ACPM has signed letters strongly supporting immunization and advocating for evidence-based policies. These include: a letter from Every Child by Two urging the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership and Senate Finance Committee leadership to ensure that HHS Secretary nominee Chairman Tom Price is committed to protecting citizens from vaccine-preventable diseases; and a letter from the American Academy of Pediatrics to President Trump expressing unequivocal support for the safety of vaccines.

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Preventive Medicine’s Identity Crisis
Dr. Boris Lushniak (former Acting Surgeon General)
Dr. Paul Jung (ACPM Board Member)
Article – January 19, 2017

"What is preventive medicine? Specifically, what is the specialty of preventive medicine, and how should it best be described? The specialty of preventive medicine is poorly understood, not only by the medical profession and the general public, but even among some of its practitioners. Currently, there is no unifying, vernacular explanation of the specialty of preventive medicine, to its detriment. This paper presents the argument that preventive medicine is the medical specialty for public health, which should be the preferred identity for the specialty."

AJPM Commentary Article on the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
Article – January 18, 2017

A commentary published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes the utility and importance of the recently-released Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program, a first-of-its-kind curriculum that teaches physicians how to incorporate lifestyle medicine into practice and establishes a new standard for primary care focused on disease prevention, health promotion, and care coordination.

Working with Leaders on Antimicrobial Resistance
Letter – January 13, 2017

ACPM joined almost 50 organizations from the U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) in a letter to President-elect Trump stating our hope to work with the Administration in combating antimicrobial resistance, an acute threat to public health, patient safety, and national security.

Prevention and Public Health Fund
Letter – January 9, 2017

ACPM joined 333 organizations on a letter to Congress warning that repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would leave significant funding gaps for essential public health programs. The letter urged congressional leadership to protect funding for prevention and public health programs.

2016 News

HHS Secretary Nomination
Letter – December 19, 2016

ACPM sent a letter to Representative Tom Price, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACPM urged Congress to "join ACPM as an ardent supporter of the requirement that all insurance products provide first-dollar coverage for clinical preventive services recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Women's Preventive Services Initiative, and Bright Futures. Furthermore, we ask that you retain the funding provided by the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which supports a broad range of public health activities including community and clinical prevention initiatives; research, surveillance and tracking; public health infrastructure; immunizations and screenings; tobacco prevention; and public health workforce and training."

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ACPM Applauds Medicare Expansion as International Community Celebrates World Diabetes Day
Press Release – November 14, 2016

On World Diabetes Day the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the leading professional association for physicians dedicated to prevention, praises the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it will expand coverage of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) model to patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The expansion will ensure at-risk seniors and people with disabilities have access to an evidence-based DPP that can help lower their risk factors and prevent or delay progression to type 2 diabetes.

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Beverage Makers Support Health Organizations and Lobby Against Public Health Legislation
Article - October 13, 2016

A study by Daniel Aaron and Michael Siegel published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine investigates the nature, extent, and implications of soda company sponsorship of U.S. health and medical organizations, as well as corporate lobbying expenditures on soda- or nutrition-related public health legislation from 2011 to 2015. Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo were found to sponsor a total of 96 national health organizations and lobbied against 29 public health bills intended to reduce soda consumption or improve nutrition. The full paper is available online as well as an article from The New York Times providing context for their research and the funding practices exposed.

Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Equips Physicians to Counsel Patients and Improve Care Quality
Press Release - September 28, 2016

The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program, launched today, is the first medical curriculum to comprehensively address the knowledge and skill gaps doctors cite as major barriers to counseling patients about lifestyle interventions. Participating physicians gain a foundation of knowledge in lifestyle medicine and learn new therapeutic tools to incorporate into practice that can help prevent, treat, and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

ACPM Advisory Council Submits Recommendations on Proposed Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
NEWS - September 2, 2016

Earlier this year, ACPM formed the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Advisory Council to respond to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notice of proposed rulemaking on the Medicare expansion of the DPP model (CMS-1654). The Council was composed of preventive medicine physician members with expertise in prediabetes and the delivery of the DPP, including Kaylan Baban, MD, MPH; Ayanna Buckner, MD,MA; Michele Etling, MD, MSPH, PhD; Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH; Shaylona Kirk, MD, MPH, FACPM; Nuria Lopez-Pajares, MD, MPH; Heather Readhead, MD, MPH; Franciso Tejeda, MD.

On September 2, the Council submitted a public response to Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt detailing recommended changes to be incorporated into the final rule to ensure optimal implementation and long-term success of the program. ACPM would like to thank the Council members for their service in producing and submitting these recommendations to CMS.

ACPM Among Public Health Organizations Receiving Zika Response Funding
ANNOUNCEMENT - August 24, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners—including ACPM—to support Zika response. The funding is being distributed by CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support through an existing cooperative agreement and will help enhance surge capacity for Zika case identification and mosquito surveillance.

Recordings Available from ACPM Corporate Roundtable's Building Community Health Symposium
ANNOUNCEMENT - August 18, 2016

Audio and presentation slides are available for each speaker at the Building Community Health & Wellbeing through Business, Culture and Policy symposium held February 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The one-day event explored the impact of a variety of societal influences on community health and included speakers: Robin Schepper, Robert W. Carr, Rick Brush, Tevi Troy, and many others.

ACPM Members Contribute to Development, Launch of Mapping Platform
EVENT - August 9, 2016

The FCC's Connect2Health Task Force recently launched the Mapping Broadband Health in America resource, a web-based mapping tool that will inform data-driven decision making at the intersections of health, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. ACPM member Yahya Shaikh played a central role in the platform's development and ACPM President-Elect Bob Carr spoke at the launch event on August 2.

ACPM Awarded Grant to Develop Culinary Medicine Elective
ANNOUNCEMENT - August 9, 2016

ACPM has recently been awarded a grant from the Ardmore Institute of Health to create an educational course on culinary medicine. The course will to be added as an elective of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program and serve as an accredited introduction to culinary medicine for physicians and applicable for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, health coaches, and other allied health professionals. The course will cover common barriers to healthy eating and meal preparation habits along with ways to set healthy eating goals, build cooking confidence, and leverage culinary resources. Dani Pere, ACPM Associate Executive Director, and Liana Lianov, ACPM member and Lifestyle Medicine Faculty Director, will be leading this project for the College. It is anticipated the new course will be available in one year.

Choosing Wisely® in Preventive Medicine: ACPM's Top 5 List of Recommendations

The ACPM Choosing Wisely® Task Force has published plain language recommendations for medical professionals and patients regarding five of the most overused preventive services contributing to wasteful healthcare spending and unnecessary complications for healthy patients. The rationale behind each recommendation illustrates how treatments designed to promote health or catch conditions early can actually cost patients more money and lead to worse health outcomes in the long run.

ACPM and ACLM Launch New Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
NEWS RELEASE - June 21, 2016

ACPM and our partner the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) are proud to introduce the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program, a new comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum designed for physicians with an interest in learning the basic principles of lifestyle medicine.

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ACPM Launches New Strategic Partnership with Medical Fitness Association
News Release - June 8, 2016

The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) and American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) announced today a new strategic partnership to improve collaboration between their members and increase the use of exercise and fitness to prevent and combat chronic diseases.

ACPM Joins Total Worker Health Program
ANNOUNCEMENT - April 29, 2016

ACPM is now an affiliate partner of the CDC's Total Worker Health program, administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This affiliation will allow ACPM to broaden it's Lifestyle Medicine Initiative and offer more opportunities for members to engage with the Total Worker Health program in the advancement of worker safety, health, and well-being.

ACPM Applauds CMS' Support of the Diabetes Prevention Program
Press Release - March 23, 2016

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the leading U.S.-based professional association for physicians dedicated to prevention, lauded the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today that a pilot program of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) has shown to improve healthcare quality while reducing costs. This recognition is an important step toward Medicare covering enrollment in this preventive service to treat diabetes.

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Opioid Dependence, the Flint Water Crisis, and Zika Virus Among the Highlights of the Upcoming Preventive Medicine 2016 Conference
Media Advisory - February 19, 2016

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will host Preventive Medicine 2016, February 24–27, for more than 700 medical professionals dedicated to disease prevention and public health. Organized around the theme "The Power of Prevention," the meeting will feature lectures and discussions covering topics such as opioid abuse, diabetes prevention, the Flint water crisis, the Zika virus, emergency preparedness, and many more.

Rigor of Weight-Loss Programs Difficult to Identify
RESEARCH SUMMARY - February 10, 2016

Research published in the journal Obesity has shown how difficult it can be for patients and physicians to find a weight-loss program rigorous enough to meet evidence-based weight management practices. The authors concluded that the research suggests there are few rigorous weight-loss clinics in their region and that those following evidence-based guidelines are difficult to identify through public-facing information alone. Evidence like this shows the need for more concise and direct ways of communicating the rigor of weight-loss programs directly to customers and medical professionals.

President's FY 2017 Budget Expands Funding to Enhance Nation's Ability to Combat Violence
Press Release - February 9, 2016

President Obama's FY 2017 budget request includes the additional funding required to complete the nationwide expansion of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The grant-based program, administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control currently operates in 32 states supporting violent death surveillance activities by state health department personnel.

2015 News

ACPM Hosts 'Building Healthy Communities' Conference
Press Release - December 1, 2015

ACPM, the leading U.S.-based physician organization focused on evidence-based preventive medicine and public health, announced today that it will host a conference titled "Building Healthy Communities through Business, Culture and Policy." The conference will be co-hosted by the ACPM Corporate Roundtable.

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