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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TRAINEE EXECUTIVE BOARD
This brief will 1) evaluate the promise of, and need for, health equity; 2) explain what lifestyle medicine is and why it is high- value care; 3) share how provider organizations can deliver lifestyle medicine both through their own processes and through community partnerships; and 4) present some of the challenges to widespread adoption of lifestyle medicine and how those challenges can be addressed.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed on a lifestyle medicine health care pioneer. This award recognizes an eminent and influential body of work over a significant span of time that advanced the field of Lifestyle Medicine; and, in the process, paved the way for others to follow.
A quiet threat to United States national security is infiltrating the health and wellness of the brave men and women who serve. The growing epidemic of chronic disease in the U.S. has not spared the armed forces, where almost 66 percent of service members are considered to be either overweight or have obesity.
I was 32, seeing about 30 patients a shift for Yale New Haven Health. I liked my job — the adrenaline rush from saving a life is medicine’s ultimate reward. But 80 to 85 percent of the diagnoses I made were straightforward, not immediate life-threatening events or complicated medical dilemmas to solve.
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.