American College of Preventive Medicine Hosts "Building Healthy Communities" Conference

Experts and leaders in the field will discuss relationship between societal influences and community health

Dec 01, 2015, 09:01 ET from The American College of Preventive Medicine

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the leading U.S.-based physician organization focused on evidence-based preventive medicine and public health, announced today that it will host a conference titled "Building Healthy Communities through Business, Culture and Policy." The conference will be co-hosted by the ACPM Corporate Roundtable.

"Building Healthy Communities is a fantastic opportunity for representatives from every part of the health care ecosystem to come together to explore how to create successful, vibrant and healthy communities," said Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal, president of ACPM. "We're excited to offer a wide variety of perspectives from experts across the spectrum of public health, prevention, and lifestyle medicine, and I think everyone will benefit from a more robust understanding of what community health looks like and how we can best contribute to it."

Registration is now open for the conference, which will take place Feb. 23, 2016, in Crystal City, Va. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.

The one-day symposium will explore the impact of a variety of societal influences on community health. Faculty and attendees will examine key questions related to community health and healthy living, including topics like engineering better health, the role of communities in healthcare, and strategies for pharmaceutical, insurance, health systems, and other healthcare companies to serve as agents for positive change.

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About ACPM
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national medical specialty society of physicians dedicated to disease prevention, health promotion and systems-based health care improvement. ACPM is the leading U.S.-based physician organization focused on practice, research, publication, and teaching of evidence-based preventive medicine.

Founded in 1954, ACPM represents more than 2,700 members employed in research, academia, government, clinical settings, and other entities worldwide. ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists, and offers high-quality educational programs for education, information and resources for ongoing professional development, and networking opportunities.


SOURCE The American College of Preventive Medicine