The American College of
Reinvigorates the passion for why clinicians choose medicine
as their profession – to become true healers
Reversing chronic disease with evidence-based lifestyle medicine
Your membership in ACLM is evidence of your commitment to redefining health care.
Thank you for your membership in the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. You are now united with other dedicated practitioners and professionals from across the U.S. and around the world who are passionate about identifying and eradicating the cause of disease. Together, we will be a force for change!
The benefits of ACLM membership have been curated so that you receive far more in value than the dollars you pay toward your annual membership. We wanted the return on investment of ACLM membership to be exceptional. If our staff or Board can ever be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We value and welcome your feedback, suggestions and constructive criticism.
MEMBER INTEREST GROUPS
Members may access our Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine course and bi-monthly AJLM articles/quizzes for a total of up to 7 additional complimentary credit hours, increasing the value of membership by another $280!
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ACLM Partner Offers and Discounts
Many of our partners offer exclusive savings on services and products to ACLM members. From classes and books to website development, check out all there is to gain from ACLM’s partners.
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Members receive special pricing (up to 25% off) on all online continuing education, 10% off certification registration, and 22% off event registration. Discounts are automatic when you choose member pricing at check-out.
Clinical Practice Resources
Members have access to toolkits on shared medical appointments, validated patient assessment forms, and our reimbursement roadmap.
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Members have complimentary access to hundreds of hours of archived conference presentations and webniars on a wide variety of lifestyle medicine topics.
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Calendar of Events
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) offers complimentary live monthly webinars as an informational educational service to ACLM members, subscribers and the general public. Webinars are recorded and made available to in the Webinar Archive.
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Scholarships & Awards
Members have access to a variety of scholarships and award opportunities for individuals interested in or contributing to the field of lifestyle medicine.
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Physician dues are $249 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Physician members shall be doctors of medicine or osteopathy and hold a valid license in a relevant field as may be required by law. In addition, physician members shall be eligible to vote, be directors, and may hold office. Annual dues for Physician Members are to be set by the Board of Directors.
Physician members practicing in countries other than the United States and Canada must be certified by the medical specialty board or other certifying agency recognized in their country. International Physician members shall vote but not be eligible to be directors, officers, or hold office.
Those whose physician-level training occurred in a country other than the United States or Canada and whose equivalency in educational requirements cannot be adequately verified are not eligible to be Physician members.
Doctoral dues are $249 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Doctoral members shall hold clinical or academic doctoral degrees and be engaged in the practice, teaching, and/or research relevant to lifestyle medicine. Doctorates may include PhD, PharmD, PsychD, DC, ND, DNP, DPT, or other clinically appropriate doctorates approved on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors. Doctoral members shall hold a valid clinical license in a relevant field as required by law. The degree must be from an institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada. Those with Doctoral Membership shall be eligible to vote and be Directors but not hold office. Annual dues for Doctoral Members are to be set by the Board of Directors.
Doctoral members employed in countries other than the United States and Canada must be certified by the appropriate certifying agency recognized in their country. International Doctoral members shall not be eligible to vote, be directors, or hold office.
Those whose doctoral-level training occurred in a country other than the United States or Canada and whose equivalency in educational requirements cannot be adequately verified are not eligible to be Doctoral members.
Healthcare Executive Member
Healthcare Executive Member dues are $249 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Healthcare Executive members shall hold a master’s degree or higher in Administration (such as MBA, MHA) and have a minimum of five (5) years experience in an executive-level position (VP or above) in a healthcare system, independent hospital, or other healthcare-related organization, which may include healthcare benefits consultancy or health plan.
Healthcare Executive members are expected to understand the efficacy of lifestyle when used as a therapeutic intervention to prevent and treat disease and are committed to advancing its cause in the healthcare industry and society in general. Healthcare Executive Members shall be eligible to vote. Healthcare Executive members may be elected as members of the Board of Directors, although ineligible to hold office.
Professional Team Member
Professional Team Member dues are $149 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Non-physician team members shall be part of or are interested in becoming part of the lifestyle medicine practice team. They may be certified healthcare professionals who have completed an accredited healthcare training program leading to a nationally recognized healthcare bachelor’s, associate’s, master’s or non-clinical doctorates in the United States or Canada, and hold a valid clinical license in their lifestyle medicine relevant field where required by law. In addition, the degree must be from an institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada.
Professional Team Members include, but are not limited to: registered dietitians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physician assistants, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, kinesiotherapists, behavioral psychologists, occupational therapists, ethicists, etc. Professional Team Members shall vote and serve on committees (as assigned) but may not be eligible to be directors or hold office.
Affiliate dues are $149 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Affiliate Members include Medical Assistants, patient advocates, health coaches, health educators, public relations, marketing, and other interested parties who would like to be part of advancing lifestyle medicine. Affiliate members may neither vote nor hold office. However, affiliate members are to be encouraged to support the business of the ACLM and may be involved in planning and implementing of official business (Committees and others) as assigned by the President, Executive Committee, and/or Board of Directors.
Retired dues are $55 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Retired members shall no longer be engaged in gainful professional employment and do not qualify for any other membership classification. Retired members shall pay reduced dues but shall not vote and are not eligible to hold office. Physician or Doctoral retired members may serve on the Board of Directors.
Student | Trainee
Student/Trainee dues are $55 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.
Members in training shall be in a post-secondary training program (minimum 1/2 FTE) leading to a nationally recognized healthcare degree from an educational institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada., with interest in lifestyle medicine. Training members shall pay reduced dues but shall not vote and are not eligible to hold office as an Officer or Director but are eligible to vote and hold office within ACLM’s Trainee Executive Board. Training membership may be offered jointly with other organizations. One duly elected Training-level member shall have a seat on the Board of Directors.
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Annual Lifestyle Medicine Conference
Every Fall, ACLM hosts a 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” was a call to action to create a future where lifestyle medicine is offered as the first, affordable, and accessible therapy for non-communicable diseases.
Evidence overwhelmingly supports the efficacy of lifestyle medicine
LIFESTYLE MEDICINE CERTIFICATION
Most physicians and health professionals receive little to no education on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, social connectivity, and the avoidance of risky substance use which are the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine.
Certification in Lifestyle Medicine indicates that the individual has mastered the science of preventing, treating, and reversing chronic disease in an evidence-based manner with official acknowledgement from the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (for physicians and specialists) or the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (for professionals and practitioners).