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Public Policy & Advocacy

Call for Member Engagement from Maine Health and Public Policy Chair

Over the course of these next few months, we will reach out to you more regularly to contact our legislators as ACP priorities move through Congress. Stay tuned! If you have a specific policy interest you would like to be more actively involved in, please contact us!

Hani Jarawan, MD FACP
hanijarawan@gmail.com


ACP New Vision for US Health Care

Maine Chapter Members,
You are probably aware of ACP's comprehensive outline "Better is Possible: The American College of Physicians Vision for the U.S. Health Care System".  The policy papers outline ACP's vision for a better health care system for all.  To view the policy papers click on the links below:
A Call to Action from ACP
Reducing Barriers to Care and Addressing Social Determinants of Heatlh
Coverage and Cost of Care
Health Care Deliveryand Payment System Reform


If you have questions or would like additional information please contact either me (Rebecca Hemphill, Maine Chapter Governor, HEMPHR@mmc.org) or Hani Jarawan, (Maine Chapter HPPC Chair hanijarawan@gmail.com).

Call for Resolutions

Spring 2022 Board of Governors Meeting

Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. When drafting a resolution, don't forget to consider how well it fits within ACP's Mission and Goals. In addition, be sure to use the College’s Priority Themes to guide you when proposing a resolution topic.

Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. Visit the ACP Online homepage and click the "Advocacy" link in the right-hand, top margin to access ACP policy positions, read about recent ACP advocacy activities, or search ACP's library of policies and recommendations. You also have access to the Electronic Resolutions System (ERS) where you can search past or proposed resolutions. A copy of the resolutions process is available on the ERS, which furnishes more details on formatting resolutions, as well the process for submission, review, and approval.

Members must submit resolutions to the Governor and/or chapter council. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves it. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors Meeting is October 4, 2021.

Share your good idea with us. Draft a resolution.

 

Virtual Leadership Day 2021

May 25 - 26, 2021

Leadership Day 2021 was held virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information about the “virtual” Leadership Day 2021, go to: https://www.acpservices.org/leadership-day/what-leadership-day. If you have further questions, please contact Shuan Tomlinson via email (stomlinson@acponline.org) or at 800-338-2746, ext. 4547.

 

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

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