Through The Noise
October 1, 2015
Michael Barry of the American College of Preventive Medicine on the Role of Preventive Medicine for a Healthy Society
Through the Noise #107
Michael Barry // Executive Director // American College of Preventive Medicine
Today Michael Barry schools us on the difference between preventive medicine and preventative. Representing one of the smallest specializations of the medical industry, the American College of Preventive Medicine boasts a membership making up about 50% of all physicians working in the field of preventive medicine. Unlike the traditional doctor you’d visit to treat an illness, the doctors working in preventive medicine work in a variety of sectors such as public health and policy and use their expertise to better the health of the general population. Tune in to learn more and hear about some of the lesser-known but wide-reaching implications of the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Barry is the executive director of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the leading U.S.-based physician organization dedicated to prevention. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in health-related, non-profit organizations, including ten years as chief staff executive at ACPM, where he oversees ACPM’s operations, finances, governance, business development, and the broad array of educational and other programs and activities carried out by the College.
ACPM supports efforts to improve the health of individuals and populations through evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, lifestyle modification, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care.