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, will take 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.


Online registration is now open for Leadership Day 2024 here. The event will include educational briefings, advocacy training, lively Q&A, and an opportunity to meet with your members of Congress. A $50 registration fee will be charged to attendees at the time of registration, except for medical students and resident/fellows in-training members, who are exempt. The deadline to register is Monday, April 15.


A room block has been designated for Leadership Day attendees at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown hotel in Washington, D.C., located at 999 9th Street, NW, at the discounted rate of $369 per night. Hotel reservations can be made online at: American College of Physicians Leadership Day. Please ask for the “American College of Physician’s Leadership Day” event if you are making your reservation by phone. The deadline to make hotel reservations is Monday, April 15. If you are unable to acquire a room in our block, please contact Shuan Tomlinson at

ACP Advocacy Resources

Where the College Stands on key health policy issues, news and recent policy changes.

Visit Legislative Action Center for more information about the new Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn) and the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award.

State Health Policy Pages