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10 Essential Public Health Services for Physicians
Identify opportunities to incorporate public health services into your practice of medicine. Sharpen skills in mobilizing communities, forging partnerships, championing policy, and many other ways to improve population health as a physician.

The 10 Essential Public Health Services course is an ACPM educational offering featured on the LMS.  It is a 10-part program, highlighting each of the services. ACPM’s priority is prevention. As such, this course will provide preventive medicine physicians with critical skills to improve patient and population health.
The mission of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is to represent and support preventive medicine physicians in their role as public health and health systems leaders. The vision of the organization is that through our work, public health and health systems value the leadership role of preventive medicine physicians in promoting healthy lifestyles and population health. With training and expertise in population health, preventive medicine physicians bridge the divide between public health and clinical practice. The 10 Essential Public Health Services course provides a framework for guiding public health and promoting health. Originally developed in 1994, the services were updated in 2020 and are centered around providing equitable care to all people. The objective of this course is to educate preventive medicine physicians specifically, and all physicians generally, on the role of public health in medicine, identify opportunities to incorporate the services into practice, and provide equitable care to patients and populations with whom the physicians interact. Once developed, the course will be hosted on ACPM’s learning management system and can be used by physicians of all specialties to meet a renewed focus on population health.
Course Outline
1.    Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
2.    Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
3.    Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
4.    Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
5.    Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
6.    Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
7.    Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
8.    Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
9.    Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
10.    Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 15, 2025
Cost: Non-Member: $135.00
Student/Resident Member: $0.00
ACPM Subscriber: Not Eligible
Member: $0.00
Credit Offered:
3 CME Credits
3 COP Credits

American College of Preventive Medicine
1200 First Street NE, Suite 315 - Washington, DC 20002
202-466-2044  ·

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