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Chapter News

New Advocacy Resources Available to ACP Members and Chapters

(August 2022) We would like to make you aware of two new advocacy resources available to ACP members and chapters.

Understanding Advocacy and Why We Do It - A Comprehensive Toolkit for Chapters

ACP has created an advocacy best practices toolkit to support engagement in and the efficacy of chapter-level advocacy at the state and federal level. This comprehensive toolkit breaks down the different methods and mediums for advocacy engagement and highlights all the programs and resources offered by ACP to make the most of chapters’ advocacy efforts. This toolkit is only accessible to ACP members. 

Reproductive Health Toolkit Now Updated

ACP's toolkit for chapters to utilize in navigating issues surrounding abortion rights and related policies in their states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade has been updated. The toolkit now includes sample letters that chapters can use to advocate with state officials and information on recent federal activity. 

For questions regarding these toolkits, please submit all requests through this questionnaire to ensure we can track inquiries and respond in the most timely and efficient manner." 

Are you a member of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn)? Learn more here


Congratulations New Iowa Chapter Fellows

  • Gina M. Moran, MD, FACP
  • Pradeep M. Ramesh, MBBS, FACP

(July 2022) Congratulations to the Iowa Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Spring '22 BOG Resolutions

(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


 


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(June 2021) Wondering about Iowa's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.


Iowa Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

(June 2019) The Governor's Council approved the following policy:

The Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians is fully committed to diversity, equality and inclusiveness in our organizational leadership and membership, as well as the educational and advocacy activities we sponsor. In accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, policies and guidelines, we will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status or religious beliefs. Furthermore, we will continue to support and encourage the recruitment of a diverse leadership and membership in order to better serve and represent our community.