Strengthening shared missions through collaboration

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) teams up with non-profit organizations that have long-term interests and dedicated resources that advance Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of health care. Through shared missions, we develop networks, collaborate on strategic campaigns, and contribute to mutually beneficial goals that advance the field of Lifestyle Medicine.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to acknowledge our Strategic partners:



The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians who specialize in preventive medicine. ACPM’s 2,000 plus members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching, and research. The ACPM seeks to improve population health status through evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion research, policies, practices, and programs. For more information on the ACPM, visit www.acpm.org

The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals from 90 countries around the globe, representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ACSM is the only organization that offers a 360-degree view of the profession. To learn more visit acsm.org

The mission of the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) is to promote Kinesiotherapy and improve recognition of the profession through the pursuit of legislation and public relations. The AKTA will serve the interests of its members and will work to enhance the standard of care provided by Kinesiotherapists through educational opportunities.

Kinesiotherapy is defined as the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.  A Registered Kinesiotherapist’s (RKT) interaction with the patient/client typically is holistic and occurs following the acute stage of an illness and/or disease acting as a bridge between acute illness and physical wellness. Kinesiotherapists have training to complete assessments and develop treatment plans for a variety of populations but we specialize in those with functional limitations.   We specialize in both individual and group therapy and exercise prescription for someone with spinal cord injury, MS, Parkinson's, orthopedic limitations, or really just anyone that needs that extra help before they exercise on their own. 

For more information, visit www.akta.org.

Big Picture Learning was established in 1995 when co-founders Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor merged their 30 years of experience as teachers and principals and their distinct national reputations to demonstrate that schooling and education can and should be radically changed. In Big Picture Learning schools, students are at the center of their own education. They spend considerable time in the community under the tutelage of mentors and are assessed and evaluated on exhibitions and demonstrations of achievement, on motivation, and on the habits of mind, hand, and heart – reflecting the real- world evaluations and assessments that all of us face in our everyday lives. Today, hundreds of BPL network schools in the United States and around the world work together and in their communities to reimagine and reshape education. Learn more at www.bigpicture.org.

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $17 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services or visit www.blueshieldca.com.

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) is at the forefront of a broad-based collaborative effort to transform the practice of medicine through lifestyle medicine. This critical transformation is motivated by research indicating that modifiable behaviors — especially physical inactivity and unhealthy eating — are major drivers of death, disease, and healthcare costs. While the medical profession is generally aware of this, there has yet to be a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard practice. We accomplish this by providing professional education focusing on knowledge, skills, tools, and clinician self care and by creating resources for patients. Click here to learn more.

The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) is a member-driven, non-profit organization. Our mission is to foster opportunities for the development and Association provides industry standards, educational programs, benchmarks, outcome measurements, professional development and networking opportunities for the medical fitness industry. Learn more at www.medicalfitness.org.  operational success of medically integrated fitness centers. Medical Fitness

The National Quality Forum (NQF) works with members of the healthcare community to drive measurable health improvements together. NQF is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that gives all healthcare stakeholders a voice in advancing quality measures and improvement strategies that lead to better outcomes and greater value. Learn more at www.qualityforum.org.
Nutrition Research Advisory Coalition: Poor nutrition is challenging almost every aspect of our society, contributing to poor health, health disparities, and preventable healthcare spending in the U.S. and globally.  Greater federal coordination and investment in nutrition research could accelerate discoveries across numerous critical areas and positively impact public health, equity, the economy, national security, and the nation’s resilience to new threats. To accelerate solutions and help address the pressing food and nutrition challenges and opportunities facing our nation, a coalition of organizations, nonprofits, businesses, professional associations, and related stakeholders have come together in support of the need for greater investment and coordination in federal nutrition research. The coalition echoes the call of the white paper, “Strengthening national nutrition research: Rationale and options for a new coordinated federal research effort and authority” (Am J Clin Nutr 2020). The full list of coalition organizations is available here

At the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA) our mission is to lead efforts to create, support, and advocate policy and system changes that enable all Americans to enjoy physically active lives. We envision an active and healthy nation where the opportunity for physical activity is easily available in the daily lives of all Americans. 

PHA is the industry’s only national professional and trade association solely focused on population health, representing stakeholders from across the health care ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend and drive affordability.

Founded in 2006, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Representing a broad group of public and private organizations, the PCC’s mission is to unify and engage diverse stakeholders in promoting policies and sharing best practices that support growth of high-performing primary care and achieve the “Quadruple Aim”: better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care. The PCC's membership reflects all the different stakeholders in healthcare and is the source of the organization's effectiveness.  The PCC brings together physician and nursing groups, patient and consumer organizations, health plans, employers, industry, quality organizations, health systems and much more to forge consensus about policy solutions that further primary care.

Founded in 1978, the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is a non-profit organization that brings together multiple independent disciplines – from nursing, psychology, and medicine to public health – to provide new perspectives and progress on human behavior, health, and illness. Joining this unique body adds the value of your experience and expertise to the whole.

SBM is the leading forum for more than 2,400 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to study the interactions and relationships between behavioral, physiological, and biochemical states, and morbidity and mortality. The many disciplines we represent (and all our members) are part of an exclusive interactive network for education and collaboration on common research – as well as having access to dialogue and exchange on the latest clinical and public policy concerns regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, and health promotion. Learn more by visiting sbm.org



WELCOA (the Wellness Council of America) is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces. With a 30 year history and more than 5,000 corporate members, WELCOA has an impeccable reputation for helping business and health professionals improve employee well-being and create healthier organizational cultures. Learn more at welcoa.org

Are you ready to change - your life and the lives of others? Since 2002, Wellcoaches has delivered a gold standard of coach training, education, certification, and support, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine. Our programs are high-impact, science-based, and innovative. As a Certified Wellcoach® you become an expert facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, and foster well-being and thriving. You can impact some of the toughest challenges of our times. www.wellcoaches.com
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