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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]

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is an American non-profit 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.

ACPM is a member of the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC),[2] the CDC Coalition[3] and the Coalition for Health Funding,[4] and a partner of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).[5]


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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]


In the first quarter of 2021, ACPM received an $8,000 grant from Pfizer for a "vaccine confidence PSA".[9]

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  1. ^ "American College of Preventive Medicine - Executive Officers". Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "AVAC Member Organizations". Adult Vaccine Access Coalition. Archived from the original on 2022-07-08. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  3. ^ "Members". CDC Coalition. Archived from the original on 2023-05-10. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  4. ^ "Our Members". Coalition for Health Funding. Archived from the original on 2021-11-22. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  5. ^ "NFID Partner Organizations". National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. 2022-01-06. Archived from the original on 2022-07-16. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  6. ^ "About American College of Preventive Medicine". American College of Preventive Medicine. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  7. ^ "Medicine Hosts "Building Healthy Communities" Conference". PRNewswire. December 1, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "American Board of Preventive Medicine". abms.org. American Board of Medical Specialties. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  9. ^ "US Medical, Scientific, Patient and Civic Organization Funding Report: Q1-Q2 2021" (PDF). Pfizer. 2021-09-27. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-11.

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