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The American College of Preventive Medicine is a professional society for physicians dedicated to prevention. ACPM provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine for and on behalf of our members.

ACPM Mission

Preventive medicine is practiced by all physicians to keep their patients healthy. Preventive medicine specialists are trained in both clinical medicine and public health, and are equipped to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability, and death in individuals and in population groups.

Preventive Medicine
News / Announcements
PM2018 Call for Sessions Open Until August 25
August 10, 2017

The American College of Preventive Medicine invites you to submit a proposal for an educational session for Preventive Medicine 2018 to be held May 22-25, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL. For more information and to apply visit the Call for Sessions site.

Funding for the Public Health Workforce Senate 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
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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Engaging Medi-Cal Members in the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM PDT

Join ACPM as we host a webinar that features the work of AltaMed and their partner Solera Health. The event will provide 1.0 CME / MOC credits for attendees. The webinar will focus on: engagement of Medicaid patients in the National DPP; innovative models of referral and identification; inclusion of social determinants of health within the referral and delivery model; and plans for model expansion and scalability.

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ACPM Hosts Briefing on Lifestyle Medicine: 'Transforming Medical Education to Prevent Chronic Disease'
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. 

Healthcare Groups Advocate for Public Health Workforce
July 12, 2017

ACPM joined 10 organizations in a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, advocating for funding for Public Health Workforce Programs. The letter urges full funding in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) for preventive medicine residency programs and Public Health Training Centers.

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ACPM Opposes "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017"
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
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
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.

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Events & Education
29th Annual Preventive Medicine Board Review Course
August 20-24, 2016

Join us this summer in Baltimore for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to prepare for the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) certification examination. The course features a comprehensive review of the ABPM study guide for individuals seeking certification or re-certification in preventive medicine.

Preventive Medicine 2017
May 23-26, 2017

The Preventive Medicine 2017 conference theme is "Achieving Health Equity through Prevention." The annual meeting will explore the many ways we are working to achieve health equity through the diverse programs that are encompassed by the specialty of preventive medicine and public health.

Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
CME/MOC Education

Developed by ACPM and ACLM, the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program is an evidence-based online program designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for doctors as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, health coaches, and other allied health professionals with an interest in learning the basic foundational principles of lifestyle medicine. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is available for select medical specialties.

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