The American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s commitment to advancing evidence-based health care, professional development, technology integration, quality improvement, transformative partnerships, research and innovation, person-centered, team-based care and advocacy are propelling the field of lifestyle medicine toward our vision of a world wherein lifestyle medicine is the foundation of all health and healthcare.
ACLM advocates on behalf of its members in the following priority areas:
- Lifestyle Medicine in Medical Education
- Practice Reimbursement
- Quality Measure Alignment
- LM Data Collection
- Health Equity
- Military Health
To advance its advocacy agenda at the federal policy and agency level, ACLM works in partnership with other primary care, population health, physical activity, and chronic disease organizations.
Defining and Advancing the Field
ACLM’s research efforts translate innovations in the field into the evidence-base through original research that support the Quintuple Aim as well as guidance documents for clinical practice.
- Disease Remission and Improved Health Outcomes
- Economic Benefits and Cost Savings
- Patient and/or Provider Satisfaction
ACLM is seeking health-system or practice level collaborators to pilot test the feasibility and financial sustainability of running the Lifestyle Empowerment Approach for Diabetes Remission (LEADR) program, a diabetes intervention curriculum developed by ACLM.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
ACLM’s training and certification equips clinicians with the foundational knowledge of lifestyle medicine. Live events, webinars and archived content feature examples of how lifestyle medicine is being implemented by a variety of healthcare professionals across the landscape of healthcare.
Tools and Resources
Lifestyle medicine transcends the current fragmented healthcare framework and can be successfully integrated across different practice types, provider specialties, and reimbursement structures. We offer tools and resources designed to advance and scale the implementation and proper payment for lifestyle medicine. This includes both health professional toolkits as well as patient-facing tools and resources.
ACLM collaborates with a range of vision and purpose aligned organizations through action-oriented, innovative strategies designed to achieve health care transformation.
Partnership programs include:
- Health Systems Council
- Corporate + Event Sponsorship
- Innovators Council
- Strategic Partners
- Certified Programs
- Lifestyle Medicine Champions
As an ACLM member, you will be welcomed into a growing network of passionate, engaged and like-minded healthcare professionals. You’ll have access to an online community, complimentary continuing education, discounts on courses and events, mentorship and volunteer opportunities, hundreds of members-only tools and resources, as well as leadership and award opportunities.
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).
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