Clinical Preventive Medicine
- The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a cooperative 5-year agreement to improve population health through primary care and public health integration. As part of the last 2 years of the cooperative agreement, the CDC's 6|18 Initiative was identified as a critical project for ACPM to promote among its membership. Information on the CDC's 6|18 Initiative is available here: www.cdc.gov/sixeighteen/index.html .
- This issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine contains two reports from NIH's Office of Disease Prevention (ODP),1,2 documenting methods and findings on the proportion of NIH-funded research grants that contain human primary and secondary prevention-related research and associated research methods during the Fiscal Years 2012–2017. The authors used a modern method—machine learning—based on the ODP's definition of prevention, to assess the occurrence of funded proposals for the most common NIH mechanism, the R01, representing about half of all grants.
- Imagine for a moment that you are the leader of a self-insured Fortune 500 manufacturing company and are in charge of keeping thousands of workers healthy and productive. Every year you watch as healthcare costs rise and many in your corporate family struggle with obesity, diabetes, and other preventable chronic conditions. As rising healthcare costs threaten your bottom line and ability to compete globally, what would you do?
- The delivery of prevention services to children and adolescents through traditional healthcare settings is challenging for a variety of reasons. Parent- and community-focused services are typically not reimbursable in traditional medical settings, and personal healthcare services are often designed for acute and chronic medical treatment rather than prevention. To provide preventive services in a setting that reaches the widest population, those interested in public health and prevention often turn to school settings.
- This special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is devoted to preventive medicine residency program curricular innovations in the area of integrative medicine, implemented in the context of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant. Funds were awarded competitively to one coordinating center and a group of participating centers. The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) received funding as the coordinating center and established the Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education program.
- Behavioral risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol consumption, poor diet, and insufficient physical activity contribute substantially to the burden of premature morbidity and mortality in the U.S.1,2 Primary care providers are respected, credible professionals who can play an important role in motivating and encouraging behavior change. Fulfilling this potential requires effective behavioral counseling interventions (BCIs) that are feasible to integrate with or refer to from the primary care setting.