June 4, 2021

ACP Advocate

Advocacy in Action

ACP Leadership Day Goes Virtual

Members met via Zoom with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for priority issues, including expanding health coverage and access to telehealth.

Dr. Amy Davis of Pennsylvania Receives Neubauer Award for Advocacy Work

Davis has been part of Leadership Day since 2014 and has been credited with responsibility for developing state-level policies.

Congressional News and Perspective

Series of Congressional Hearings Address Issues Brought to the Forefront During COVID-19

ACP has submitted statements to Congress on each of the issues, including mental health, substance use, paid family leave and health equity.

In Case You Missed It

New Recommendations from NASEM Could Help Strengthen Primary Care Medicine

A new set of recommendations released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) could help to improve primary care medicine for patients and physicians. Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care analyzes the challenges facing primary care and lays out an implementation plan for strengthening primary care medicine. ACP was among the sponsors who commissioned the report.

Many of the recommendations that were included are in agreement with recommendations that ACP made in their Vision for the U.S. Health Care System, published in early 2020. Similar recommendations are also reflected in ACP's policy on Aligning GME Policy with the Nation's Health Care Workforce Needs.

To better explain the recommendations, and their potential impact on physicians ACP participated in a Joint Briefing: NASEM Implementing High Quality Primary Care with other physician societies. Rebecca A. Andrews, MS, MD, FACP and Chair of ACP's Board of Governors, gave remarks and answered questions during the event. Watch the recording on ACP's Facebook page.

ACP & Annals of Internal Medicine Virtual Live Event: COVID-19 Forum V: Evaluation and Care of Patients With Persistent Symptoms Following Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection

ACP Members can register now for the ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine's virtual live event COVID-19 Forum V: Evaluation and Care of Patients With Persistent Symptoms Following Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection, on June 9, 2021 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET. Annals of Internal Medicine Deputy Editor Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH will moderate the forum with a panel of experts discussing current information on treating patients with persistent symptoms following COVID-19.

Registration is required and includes the opportunity to send questions for the panel to address during the event.


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