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2018 Florida Chapter Legislative Agenda
Florida Chapter State Advocacy Page
Leadership Day 2016
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.
Florida Chapter Advocate E-News
Important Health & Public Policy Updates
Leadership Day: May 22-23, 2018
The 26th annual Leadership Day on Capitol Hill will be held on May 22 - 23, 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
This two-day advocacy event is a great opportunity for the College and our members to increase our presence and bring visibility to issues of concern to Congress. As usual, there will be training sessions and briefings by congressional staff and key government officials and staff on Tuesday, May 22. Attendees will also receive a comprehensive orientation on ACP’s top legislative priorities. A special briefing for Residents/Fellows-in-training and medical students is also provided. Visits to Capitol Hill will take place on Wednesday, May 23.
This event is open to ACP members only.
More information on Leadership Day or to access reference materials from Leadership Day 2017. If you have further questions, please contact Shuan Tomlinson via email or at 800-338-2746, ext. 4547.
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
- Consumer Web site: Affordable Care Act - site provides clear, trusted, concise, and easy to understand information by state, timeline, and patient characteristics (small business, under or over age 65, etc.).
- ACA Enrollment - help patients enroll in Health Insurance Marketplaces.
- AmericanEHR Partners - an interactive website designed to assist medical practices compare, select, and implement electronic health records.
- The ACP Advocate - bi-weekly, e-newsletter created to provide ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
- The ACP Advocacy Blog by Bob Doherty
- Electronic Resolution System - find Chapter Sponsored Resolutions.
- Member Advocacy - other resources to help members advocate ACP policy.
- Public Policy Virtual Library (PPVL) - a repository of ACP's current and historic policies and the Policy Compendium.