Strengthening shared missions through collaboration

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

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

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 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
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  operational success of medically integrated fitness centers. Medical Fitness

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. 

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The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation is on a mission to do whatever is necessary to change the healthcare paradigm to one that focuses on effectively ‘treating the cause’ as rational therapy #1.  

Through special projects, education, and promotion the Foundation seeks to empower healthcare providers, patients, and systems to make the needed changes.

As a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, the mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about lifestyle medicine, what it is, the evidence to support it, how its effectiveness compares with and works with other conventional therapies such as medications and procedures.

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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

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

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