Blue Zones x ACLM

Blue Zones and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) have announced a global impact partnership to address the unsustainable trajectory of noncommunicable chronic disease and build healthier communities.


Building a Network of Blue Zones-Certified Clinicians

Blue Zones, the global leader in longevity research and well-being solutions, and ACLM, the U.S. medical professional society representing what is now more than 11,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to treating the root cause of chronic disease, will establish a new clinician certification status of Blue Zones-Certified Physician or Blue Zones-Certified Healthcare Professional.

Why Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle medicine aligns directly with the Blue Zones purpose of helping people live better and longer lives through the wisdom of the longest-lived, healthiest cultures from the world’s blue zones regions. Lifestyle medicine-certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle changes to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse common noncommunicable chronic diseases. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, positive social connections and avoidance or minimization of risky substances and behaviors–also provides effective prevention of these conditions.

Who is ACLM?

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is a pioneering force in healthcare, on the forefront of advancing the field of lifestyle medicine since 2004. Lifestyle medicine is the fastest growing field of medicine, focused on treating root causes of disease to shift healthcare from disease management to prevention and health restoration. ACLM brings together physicians and health professionals dedicated to reversing disease with evidence-based lifestyle changes.

The Partnership

This new partnership will combine proven, powerful efforts and will provide the missing link to transforming the health and well-being of our nation and our healthcare system.

Certification for Physicians

Physicians and other health professionals interested in learning more about earning certification to practice lifestyle medicine, the prerequisite to the upcoming Blue Zones-Certified Physician or Blue Zones-Certified Healthcare Professional recognition, may register their interest below, and begin meeting their prerequisites.

Register Interest

Center for Lifestyle Medicine Innovation

Blue Zones will be recognized as the exclusive founding partner of ACLM’s Center for Lifestyle Medicine Innovation, a hub for research, innovation, thought leadership and knowledge sharing. Individuals interested in joining Blue Zones and ACLM in advancing research that is focused on identifying and eradicating the root causes of disease are invited to register their interest below.

Register Interest

Healthy Communities

As part of the partnership, ACLM is providing medical education resources and offering practice advancement consultative support to health systems integrating lifestyle medicine in Blue Zones communities, leveraging ACLM’s extensive patient-facing and clinical practice tools and health systems resources.

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