Redefine healthcare

Together, we are a force for change.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine members represent the future of healthcare. Our members are united in their desire to be the tip of the spear in transforming a system of care delivery through lifestyle medicine.

ACLM is the only medical society in the United States that offers quality education and certification to individuals dedicated to clinical and worksite practice of lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system. As a result, we are eradicating the root cause of disease by using lifestyle as a therapeutic intervention to prevent, treat, and often reverse lifestyle-related diseases.

To join as a new member, choose your member type or category below and click to access the application.

Physician

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.

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Doctoral

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.

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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.

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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.

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Affiliate

Affiliate dues are $149 a year. Members have the option to select automatic renewal payments.

Affiliate Members include Medical Assistants, patient advocates, life coaches, health educators, public relations, marketing, and other interested parties who would like to be part of the Lifestyle Medicine Movement. 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.

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Retired

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.

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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.

Individuals who select the student membership level may need to provide proof of student verification upon request.

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Membership Dues Refund Policy
The purchase of an ACLM membership for new and existing members is generally non-refundable. The policy also applies to memberships purchased before a new member promotion for waived new member fees. Exceptions may be made for the following:
Members dissatisfied with their membership may contact ACLM to request a refund if the refund is requested within 5 calendar days of renewing membership. ACLM will review member benefits utilized and determine if a refund will be granted.
If, on the rare exception, future year’s due payments have been paid upfront, any future year’s dues payments that have been paid are not eligible for a refund and are not considered under the membership dues refund policy.
To inquire about a refund, please contact Membership@lifestylemedicine.org.

What is the value of your investment?

The impressive array of member benefits delivers immense value. Members can save over $1,500+ in savings on events, education, and products annually.

Decades of research conclusively prove that making healthy lifestyle choices, like eating more unrefined, plant-based foods is an important strategy for preventing chronic disease, managing chronic conditions, and promoting overall health.

Evidence Based

We claim results and outcomes supported by documented, verifiable evidence.

High Standards

We hold ourselves to the highest levels of competency, professionalism and ethics.

Integrity

We act fairly, in good faith and honestly.

Financial Transparency

We undergo an annual audit of our financials and take seriously our fiduciary responsibility to our members.

Health Equity

We recognize the impact of social determinants of health and strive to make lifestyle medicine accessible and effective for all.

Whole Person Health

We value the many aspects of health and well-being required for health restoration.