Public Policy & Advocacy

California Legislative Resources

Following are some Web sites that are good resources for getting California legislative updates:

California Medical Association - always a good, pretty timely site for legislative updates as well as a myriad of other happenings. Use this site to sign up for CMA Alert, a weekly email publication, and Daily News Clips.

CAPP (Californians Allied for Patient Protection) coalition web site

Department of Managed Health Care

Department of Insurance

California Health Care Foundation - was one of two foundation financed by Blue Cross when Blue Cross changed from not-for-profit to for-profit status. It too has dozens of reports on the state of health care today. Additionally they provide grant money for health related studies.

California Health Benefits Review Program - the website of legislative mandate to review new health benefit mandates and quantify impact

New to Advocacy and Health Policy? 

Watch this Health Policy Video Series created by the ACP California Council of Student Members to learn about the underpinnings of our health care system.

ACP Leadership Day on Capitol Hill

ACP’s annual national advocacy event, Leadership Day, took place in Washington, D.C. this year on May 14-15. Leadership Day enables the College to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and advocate directly with Congress in support of legislation directly impacting internal medicine physicians and their patients. To help our members prepare for Leadership Day, we have developed a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document with logistical information for the event. The FAQs can be accessed here.

State Health Policy

ACP's State Health Policy program helps internal medicine physicians gain influence in their state capitols on issues affecting them and their patients. Learn more about key policy issues impacting states, how ACP members can act, and other available tools and resources.

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ACP Board of Governors Resolution Guide for ACP Members - A how-to on drafting a resolution that allows members to shape ACP policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.
Electronic Resolution System - find Chapter Sponsored Resolutions
The Policy Library - a repository of ACP's current and historic policies and the Policy Compendium