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 health care. Our organization addresses the need for quality, evidence-based education and certification in the clinical practice of 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 for chronic disease, 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 root cause of chronic 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.