American College of Preventive Medicine

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The American College of Preventive Medicine
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
M. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH [1]

Founded in 1954 and chartered as a non-profit organization in 1956, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is an American physicians' organization focused on practice, research, publication, and teaching of evidence-based preventive medicine. It publishes the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, which is their official journal.


In 1954, ACPM was established to provide a supportive home for the increasing number of preventive medicine board-certified physicians. Two years later, it became chartered as a non-profit organization.[citation needed]

ACPM has more than 2,700 members who are working worldwide in science research, government and healthcare services. ACPM provides a vibrant platform for knowledge sharing among specialists in preventive medicine, and offers training programs for research, information, and opportunities for ongoing professional growth.[2]

Preventive Medicine is a distinct medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. A specialist in Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote and maintain health and well-being, and to prevent disease, disability and premature death. They may be a specialist in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, or Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.[3]

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  1. ^ "American College of Preventive Medicine - Executive Officers". Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Medicine Hosts "Building Healthy Communities" Conference". PRNewswire. December 1, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "American Board of Preventive Medicine". American Board of Medical Specialties. Retrieved 22 March 2022.