Lifestyle Medicine Resources

for Every Stage of a Health Professional Career

Over 80% of U. S health care costs can be attributed to the treatment of chronic diseases rooted in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. However, topics like nutrition, physical activity, or stress management are not typically covered in medical or health professional training. ACLM aims to alter this dynamic by equipping students with the knowledge and clinical skills to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease through counseling and empowering patients to adopt healthy habits.

Academic Resources

Lifestyle, once recognized as an essential prevention strategy, is now acknowledged as a foundational and efficacious treatment approach with improved outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient satisfaction. ACLM offers ways to integrate lifestyle medicine across the educational continuum from baccalaureate students through post-doctoral education.

Cate Collings, President

Lifestyle Medicine 101 Curriculum

The Lifestyle Medicine 101 (LM 101) curriculum includes thirteen slide decks, with 50-200 slides each, that follow Beth Frates’ award-winning Lifestyle Medicine Handbook. This curriculum can be tailored to a variety of settings to educate audiences about the basics of lifestyle medicine. The curriculum also includes a syllabus and instructor’s manual.

Cate Collings, President

LMEd Curriculum

LMEd provides open access, medical school-level LM education through the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville’s collection of evidence-based resources that can be used for core curricula or integration into existing curricula.

Cate Collings, President

Medical School Question Bank

The Lifestyle Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Question Bank can be used by UME faculty to create Categorical Assessment Tests to specifically assess their students’ knowledge of lifestyle medicine.

Cate Collings, President

Culinary Medicine Curriculum

Providing healthcare professionals with a strong foundation in Culinary Medicine is a key part of educating health professionals to support patients in achieving better health outcomes.

Cate Collings, President

Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum

The LMRC is a comprehensive, applicable and flexible curriculum designed for integrated implementation into medical residency programs.  Driven by resident involvement, the curriculum has included residents in every aspect of its creation. 

Cate Collings, President

Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups

ACLM’s Trainees have started student-led, faculty-supported groups across the country and have been instrumental in advocating for curriculum reform. LMIGs are the perfect way to connect, share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn how to practice Lifestyle Medicine.

Download the Academic Roadmap for Lifestyle Medicine Education, Engagement, and Certification.

Academic Program Map

Below is a compilation of leading academic institutions and programs that acknowledge the critical need for lifestyle medicine to be taught. These institutions are actively incorporating lifestyle medicine through various levels of implementation including: requiring lifestyle medicine implementation in the core curriculum, offering elective lifestyle medicine courses, or by creating and implementing student-led Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs) on campus.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

TRAINEE EXECUTIVE BOARD

ACLM EDUCATION

SCHOLARSHIPS
& GRANTS

For mentorship and networking, join one of ACLM’s Member Interest Groups. Download complimentary resources for patient and community education. Gain experience by submitting a research poster for the annual conference.

Attend an Upcoming Webinar

 

Complimentary webinars on various topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • What is Lifestyle Medicine?
  • Certification in Lifestyle Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine Domains/Pillars
  • Clinical Application of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine Delivery Models
  • Lifestyle Medicine Reimbursement
  • Lifestyle Medicine Research
  • Lifestyle Medicine in the Workplace
  • The Effect of Lifestyle Medicine on Diseases and Conditions
  • Lifestyle Medicine Integrated in Academia

LM2022 — Redesigning Healthcare Better

ACLM is hosting a hybrid conference on November 13-16, 2022. The in-person event will be at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. This is the premier conference delivering expert continuing education with a focus on lifestyle medicine - the therapeutic dose of proper nutrition, regular physical activity, social connection, restorative sleep, stress management, and avoidance of risky substances. The LM2022 conference theme of “Redesigning Healthcare Better” is the call to action to create a future where lifestyle medicine is offered as the first, affordable, and accessible therapy for non-communicable diseases.

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