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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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American College of Preventive Medicine

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians who specialize in preventive medicine. ACPM’s 2,000 members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching, and research. Preventive medicine specialists are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health. They practice in a variety of health settings—including state and local health departments, federal agencies, hospitals, health plans, community and migrant health centers, industrial sites, occupational health centers, academic centers, private practice, and the military.  

The mission of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is to serve as the leader for the specialty of preventive medicine, which encompasses general preventive medicine, public health, occupational and environmental medicine, and aerospace medicine. ACPM seeks to improve population health status through evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion research, policies, practices, and programs.

ACPM carries out its mission by: disseminating preventive medicine information, including sponsoring the American Journal of Preventive Medicine; offering continuing medical education opportunities, including the Preventive Medicine annual meeting series and on-line CME Center; developing evidence-based policy statements and guidelines; advocating for public policies consistent with the scientific principles of the specialty; and undertaking career development activities for preventive medicine specialists. 

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ACPM Statement on Reform of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, January 5, 2012