American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones — such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system.
ACLM is the medical professional society providing quality education and certification to those dedicated to clinical and worksite practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system.
More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change.
ACLM is comprised of members who are passionate about the urgent need to transform health and healthcare. Our organization addresses the need for quality education and certification of the clinical practice in lifestyle medicine.
Through development and promotion of educational events, tools, resources and campaigns designed to further the cause of Lifestyle Medicine, ACLM supports its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease.
The founders of ACLM, back in 2004, were ahead of their time.
What was seen previously as outside the scope of mainstream medicine is now widely viewed as the future of healthcare, as we shift from a fee-for-service to a value and outcome-based system of healthcare delivery.
ACLM has a rapidly expanding membership base across the United States and around the globe. The value of Lifestyle Medicine is becoming recognized by all aspects of medical practice, with ACLM members representing the broad diversity of the medical profession and related fields that comprise effective practice models. Members include primary care physicians, specialists, researchers, professors, students, public spokespersons, hospital administrators, nutritionists, health coaches, public health professionals, and many others.
As an independent medical professional association representing the diverse interests of all our members in the provision of Lifestyle Medicine education, practice support and advocacy, ACLM is not responsible to any religious, political or industry interest.