Explore the Basics

Addressing the root causes of disease with evidence-based therapies in lifestyle behaviors such as diet, exercise, sleep, social connectivity and stress.

Board Exam

Differentiate yourself with evidence - based practice of Lifestyle interventions and set the global benchmark. Certification is open to physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals. Testing for 2020 will take place in November.

Health Promotion

ACLM now offers formal review of health promotion and wellness programs seeking the designation of Certified Lifestyle Medicine Program.
CHIP is the inaugural recipient of this honor.

New Curriculum Available

Twelve slide decks following Beth Frates’ award winning Lifestyle Medicine Handbook that can be used to educate on the basics of Lifestyle Medicine, tailored to a variety of settings and audiences.

ACLM IN THE AMA NEWS

LM ECONOMICS

  • Changing lifestyle choices could cut $730B in annual health care spending, according to a new report published in The Lancet Public Health.

  • To promote the health of the Navajo people, a population at high risk of chronic disease, the Navajo Tribal Council passed the Healthy Diné Nation Act in November 2014, which enacted a 2% tax on junk food. The results are discussed in this report.

  • An Australian study concluded that a healthy sustainable diet is actually cheaper than a standard diet.  

RESEARCH IN THE NEWS

  • A new American Journal of Kidney Diseases article describes the utility of a plant-based diet as it relates to kidney disease prevention, CKD incidence and progression, metabolic acidosis, hyperphosphatemia, hypertension, uremic toxins, need for kidney replacement therapy including dialysis, patient satisfaction and quality of life, and mortality.

  • Exercise may help change exercisers’ neurogenesis and cognition, according to a new study of physical activity and brain health.

  • A meta-review of “lifestyle psychiatry” shows the role of exercise, smoking, diet and sleep in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

HEALTH EQUITY

  • Substantial and increasing disparities in cardiovascular disease prevalence exist in the United States between people in the highest-resources group and the remainder of the population, according to this study in JAMA.

COVID-19

  • A Parade/Cleveland Clinic survey shows Americans are embracing healthy lifestyle changes amid the pandemic.

  • While patient volumes are creeping back to pre-pandemic levels for some providers, clinicians overwhelmingly agreed in a recent survey that primary care has yet to rebound and it is unlikely to reach pre-pandemic volumes for a while.

CLINICIAN WELL-BEING

  • While physician burnout is driven by factors common to doctors of any age, there are four ways the phenomenon differs by generation, according to a Medscape survey.

DIGITAL LM

  • ACLM Corporate Roundtable member Carium’s Chief Commercial Officer Julie Mann writes on “Executing on Digital Transformation in 2020 and Beyond” in this Healthcare IT Today article

LM IN THE COMMUNITY

  • ACLM and ACLM Corporate Roundtable member Kate Farms collaborated with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, MedStar, University of North Texas Health Science Center and Mayor Betsy Price for Hunger Action Month in Fort Worth, TX, recently. Activities included distribution of Kate Farms’ donation of 20,000 of its plant-based meal replacement shakes, webinars for clinicians and a media event. KRLD Radio ran the story and Mayor Price also posted on her Facebook page.

APPLE-MAN TO THE RESCUE!

  • A fun way to deliver the Lifestyle Medicine message--through superheroes! Definitely watch the trailer!

 

ACLM addresses the need for quality, evidence-based education and certification in Lifestyle Medicine.
ACLM members are united in their desire to eradicate the root causes of chronic disease.