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Mission: To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

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Leadership Day

ACP Services, Inc. holds an annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill. This event provides an opportunity for ACP members to increase our presence in Washington and bring visibility to issues of common concern. Participants had the opportunity to meet with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill. The Florida Chapter Delegation is shown below.


Important Health & Public Policy Updates

End of Session Report - May 6, 2019

Archived Legislative Reports


Leadership Day on Capitol Hill

After careful consideration, ACP has made the necessary and responsible decision to cancel its annual Leadership Day, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC on May 12-13, 2020. The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents made the determination that we could not effectively go forward with Leadership Day and the related meetings that were to be held that week.

ACP’s decision is based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of rapidly escalating concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and in recognition of the vital role of internal medicine physicians in diagnosing, managing and caring for their patients and communities on the front lines. In addition, due to the public health concerns, congressional offices are also taking steps to mitigate the spread of the virus.  At this time, several lawmakers are under self-quarantine; congressional staff could also be inaccessible due to telework, quarantine, or restrictions on visitors entering congressional buildings.

At this point in time, ACP does not believe it will be feasible to reschedule Leadership Day as a face-to-face meeting in 2020, especially given the shortened congressional calendar that typically comes with an election year.  We are exploring ways to virtually offer advocacy and issue training online and perhaps a virtual advocacy day, and will send out information later should we determine that this is feasible. Read more. 


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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.

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