Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.—so common, in fact, that more than half of U.S. adults have at least one condition, accounting for 90% of health care spending. To prevent and treat chronic disease (hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and more), it’s essential that clinicians, health professionals and students learn more about lifestyle medicine—an evidence-based approach that addresses the underlying cause of disease, rather than its symptoms.
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is a medical professional society that offers high-quality continuing medical education and certification prerequisites in the rapidly growing specialty of lifestyle medicine. This means using evidence-based therapeutic intervention—including a whole-food, plant-predominant diet; regular physical activity; restorative sleep; stress management; avoidance of risky substances; and positive social connection—to prevent, treat and often reverse chronic disease.
ACLM’s educational offerings support physicians, medical professionals in training, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and psychologists.
Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Training from ACLM featured on the AMA Ed Hub offers interactive modules focused on nutrition, professional well-being, reversing type 2 diabetes and more. Learners will be able to implement lifestyle medicine as a first-line treatment option in clinical practice and worksite settings.
This content is relevant for those interested in pursuing mastery and certification in the field through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
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