ACPM considers lifestyle medicine to be a core competency of preventive medicine and supports the continued exploration of the scientific basis, best practices, and need for education in lifestyle medicine.
We've assembled the following research and articles about the evidence base supporting lifestyle medicine and its effective application to help prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases.
- Physician Competencies for Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine. Liana Lianov, Mark Johnson. JAMA. Published July 14, 2010.
- Healthy Lifestyle Interventions to Combat Noncommunicable Diseases—A Novel Nonhierarchical Connectivity Model for Key Stakeholders: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, and American College of Preventive Medicine. Ross Arena (Chair, AHA Writing Group); Marco Guazzi (Co-Chair, ESC/EACPR Writing Group); Liana Lianov, (Co-Chair, ACPM Writing Group); Laurie Whitsel; Kathy Berra; Carl J. Lavie; Leonard Kaminsky; Mark Williams; Marie-France Hivert; Nina Cherie Franklin; Jonathan Myers; Donald Dengel; Donald M. Lloyd-Jones; Fausto J. Pinto; Francesco Cosentino; Martin Halle; Stephan Gielen; Paul Dendale; Josef Niebauer; Antonio Pelliccia; Pantaleo Giannuzzi; Ugo Corra; Massimo F. Piepoli; George Guthrie, MPH; and Dexter Shurney. Mayo Clinic Proceedings; European Heart Journal. Published July 2, 2015.
- Lifestyle Medicine—An Emerging New Discipline. Robert F. Kushner and Jeffrey I. Mechanick. US Endocrinology. Published 2015.
- The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Stephan Herzog, Wayne Dysinger. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Published January 16, 2017.
- Building Physician Competency in Lifestyle Medicine: A Model for Health Improvement. Danielle Pere. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published February 2017.
- Medical Training to Achieve Competency in Lifestyle Counseling: An Essential Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases and Other Chronic Medical Conditions: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Marie-France Hivert, Ross Arena, Daniel E. Forman, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Patrick E. McBride, Russell R. Pate, Bonnie Spring, Jennifer Trilk, Linda V. Van Horn, and William E. Kraus. Circulation. Published September 6, 2016.
Case Studies / Methodologies
- UPMC Prescription for Wellness: A Quality Improvement Case Study for Supporting Patient Engagement and Health Behavior Change. Rebecca J. Maners, Eric Bakow, Michael D. Parkinson, Gary S. Fischer and Geoffrey R. Camp. American Journal of Medical Quality. Published November 16, 2017.
- Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum for a Preventive Medicine Residency Program: Implementation and Outcomes. Haq Nawaz, Paul V. Petraro, Christina Via, Saif Ullah, Lionel Lim, Dorothea Wild, Mary Kennedy, Edward M. Phillips. Medical Education Online. Published August 8, 2016.
- Commitment Devices; Using Initiatives to Change Behavior. Todd Rogers, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp. Viewpoint, Journal of the American Medical Association. Published online April 28, 2014.
- Best Practices for Financial Sustainability of Healthy Food Service Guidelines in Hospital Cafeterias. Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, Brittany Schwartz, John Graham, Amy Lowry Warnock, Angelo Mojica, Erin Marziale, Diane Harris. Prev Chronic Dis 2018;15:170477. Published May 17, 2018.
- Implementing healthier foodservice guidelines in hospital and federal worksite cafeterias: barriers, facilitators and keys to success. S. B. Jilcott Pitts, J. Graham, A. Mojica, L. Stewart, M. Walter, C. Schille, J. McGinty, M. Pearsall, O. Whitt, P. Mihas, A. Bradley and C. Simon. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29, 677–686. Published April 29, 2016.
- Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies. Daniel G. Aaron, Michael B. Siegel. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published January 2017.
Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program
This accredited, fully-updated 2nd edition program provides a comprehensive foundation on the basic principles of lifestyle medicine.