The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is a new national medical specialty society. It has been formed in answer to the need for quality education and certification of the practice in clinical lifestyle medicine.
As the first national specialty society for clinicians emphasizing the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease, the ACLM is currently working to develop formal recognition for this important field of medical practice and research. In the future, it is the goal of the ACLM to establish an official Board of Lifestyle Medicine that will grant board certification in Lifestyle Medicine.
Formed in 2004 in California, the ACLM has members across the United States and international membership is growing rapidly. The value of Lifestyle Medicine is becoming recognized by all aspects of medical practice, and ACLM members represent the broad diversity of the medical profession. Members include primary care physicians, specialists, researchers, professors, students, public spokespersons, hospital administrators, nutritionists, public health professionals, and many others.