Strengthening shared missions through collaboration

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) teams up with non-profit organizations that have long-term interests and dedicated resources that advance Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of health care. Through shared missions, we develop networks, collaborate on strategic campaigns, and contribute to mutually beneficial goals that advance the field of Lifestyle Medicine.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to acknowledge our Strategic partners:



The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians who specialize in preventive medicine. ACPM’s 2,000 plus members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching, and research. The ACPM seeks to improve population health status through evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion research, policies, practices, and programs. For more information on the ACPM, visit www.acpm.org.

The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals from 90 countries around the globe, representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ACSM is the only organization that offers a 360-degree view of the profession. To learn more visit acsm.org.

Big Picture Learning was established in 1995 when co-founders Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor merged their 30 years of experience as teachers and principals and their distinct national reputations to demonstrate that schooling and education can and should be radically changed. In Big Picture Learning schools, students are at the center of their own education. They spend considerable time in the community under the tutelage of mentors and are assessed and evaluated on exhibitions and demonstrations of achievement, on motivation, and on the habits of mind, hand, and heart – reflecting the real- world evaluations and assessments that all of us face in our everyday lives. Today, hundreds of BPL network schools in the United States and around the world work together and in their communities to reimagine and reshape education. Learn more at www.bigpicture.org.

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) is at the forefront of a broad-based collaborative effort to transform the practice of medicine through lifestyle medicine. This critical transformation is motivated by research indicating that modifiable behaviors — especially physical inactivity and unhealthy eating — are major drivers of death, disease, and healthcare costs. While the medical profession is generally aware of this, there has yet to be a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard practice. We accomplish this by providing professional education focusing on knowledge, skills, tools, and clinician self care and by creating resources for patients. To learn more visit instituteoflifestylemedicine.org.

LMEd provides open access, evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine curricular resources to build knowledge, skills and advocacy in clinicians for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related chronic disease. To learn more, visit lifestylemedicineeducation.org.

The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) is a member-driven, non-profit organization. Our mission is to foster opportunities for the development and operational success of medically integrated fitness centers. Medical Fitness Association provides industry standards, educational programs, benchmarks, outcome measurements, professional development and networking opportunities for the medical fitness industry. Learn more at www.medicalfitness.org.

The National Quality Forum (NQF) works with members of the healthcare community to drive measurable health improvements together. NQF is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that gives all healthcare stakeholders a voice in advancing quality measures and improvement strategies that lead to better outcomes and greater value. Learn more at www.qualityforum.org.

Nutrition Research Advisory Coalition: Poor nutrition is challenging almost every aspect of our society, contributing to poor health, health disparities, and preventable healthcare spending in the U.S. and globally.  Greater federal coordination and investment in nutrition research could accelerate discoveries across numerous critical areas and positively impact public health, equity, the economy, national security, and the nation’s resilience to new threats. To accelerate solutions and help address the pressing food and nutrition challenges and opportunities facing our nation, a coalition of organizations, nonprofits, businesses, professional associations, and related stakeholders have come together in support of the need for greater investment and coordination in federal nutrition research. The coalition echoes the call of the white paper, “Strengthening national nutrition research: Rationale and options for a new coordinated federal research effort and authority” (Am J Clin Nutr 2020). The full list of coalition organizations is available here.

At the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA) our mission is to lead efforts to create, support, and advocate policy and system changes that enable all Americans to enjoy physically active lives. We envision an active and healthy nation where the opportunity for physical activity is easily available in the daily lives of all Americans.

PHA is the industry’s only national professional and trade association solely focused on population health, representing stakeholders from across the health care ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend and drive affordability.

Founded in 2006, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Representing a broad group of public and private organizations, the PCC’s mission is to unify and engage diverse stakeholders in promoting policies and sharing best practices that support growth of high-performing primary care and achieve the “Quadruple Aim”: better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care. The PCC's membership reflects all the different stakeholders in healthcare and is the source of the organization's effectiveness.  The PCC brings together physician and nursing groups, patient and consumer organizations, health plans, employers, industry, quality organizations, health systems and much more to forge consensus about policy solutions that further primary care. Learn more at pcpcc.org.

Founded in 1978, the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is a non-profit organization that brings together multiple independent disciplines – from nursing, psychology, and medicine to public health – to provide new perspectives and progress on human behavior, health, and illness. Joining this unique body adds the value of your experience and expertise to the whole. SBM is the leading forum for more than 2,400 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to study the interactions and relationships between behavioral, physiological, and biochemical states, and morbidity and mortality. The many disciplines we represent (and all our members) are part of an exclusive interactive network for education and collaboration on common research – as well as having access to dialogue and exchange on the latest clinical and public policy concerns regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, and health promotion. Learn more by visiting sbm.org

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