Join more than 8,000 colleagues in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network in ensuring that the voice of internal medicine is heard, and help contribute to ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill.
As key issues approach the decision-making stage on Capitol Hill, the College emails or faxes legislative alerts to Advocates. Legislative alerts include all of the necessary information (including sample messages that can be easily personalized) to make informative contacts with members of Congress, and ACP staff is always available to provide support and answer legislative questions.
Once enrolled as an Advocate you can use the College’s Legislative Action Center (LAC) to respond easily to current ACP legislative alerts, identify your federal legislators, monitor important legislation, and e-mail or call your members of Congress.
Advocates receive a periodic newsletter, The Capitol Key, updating them on important legislative issues.
The College implemented the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award to recognize the hard work of members who go above and beyond the call of duty to contact their members of Congress. Each year at Leadership Day, ACP selects a Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award and the Top Ten Advocates for Internal Medicine Special Recognition Winners based on the quality and quantity of responses to legislative alerts. Information on past recipients can be found in past issues of The Capitol Key.
The College is continually recruiting new Advocates, especially where gaps exist in the program and a key member of Congress is not matched with a sufficient number of Advocates. When joining the program, members are asked to complete a short enrollment form that helps the College identify any special relationships they may have with members of Congress. For more information on the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network, please email email@example.com.
ACP Policies and Recommendations
This library is a collection of ACP's Clinical Guidelines, Ethical Guidelines, Policy Statements, and copies of testimony and letters to government and non-government officials.
The ACP Advocate Blog
Is assimilation inevitable for independent physician practices?
- Thursday, October 9, 2014
Who's to blame for unexpected doctor bills?
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
Imagine if your mechanic couldn't fix your care before consulting an
"electronic car record"
-Monday, September 8, 2014
The ACP Advocate Newsletter
Changes from the Veterans Health Administration and ACP Considers the
October 10, 2014
Seeking Action on the SGR and Pay Parity, A New EHR Rule Examined, and
Preparing for ICD-10
September 26, 2014
- Medicaid Pay Parity, Implementation of the Sunshine Act, and a Medical
Student's Summer in DC
September 12, 2014