American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine National Training Initiative

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is excited to announce that our partners at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) have committed over $2 million in matching funds to expand access to lifestyle medicine in under-resourced communities. The 2024 Lifestyle Medicine National Training Initiative Scholarship Program will support training and certification for one primary care provider (MD/DO/NP/PA) in lifestyle medicine within each Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Community Health Center (CHC) across the United States as one major step toward making lifestyle medicine accessible to all. Read more about ACU’s partnership with ACLM.

Reducing health disparities associated with lifestyle-related chronic diseases starts by bridging the knowledge divide among healthcare providers. The NTI strives to close this divide by offering comprehensive education and training in lifestyle medicine and the role of food as medicine—the fundamental components of care for addressing, reversing, and preventing lifestyle-related chronic diseases. This initiative targets primary care providers serving in under-resourced communities, aiming to reshape healthcare delivery within FQHC/CHC settings. Empowering clinicians with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to facilitate patient behavior change, ACLM is establishing a nationwide network of healthcare professionals ready to support healthier individuals and communities.

Apply by 5 p.m. ET on March 31, 2024

Scholarship includes:

  • One-Year ACLM Membership
  • LM2024 Virtual Conference Registration Oct 27-30, 2024
  • Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course, 4th Edition
  • ACLM/ABLM Exam Registration and Certification Fees for 2024 or 2025