Public Policy & Advocacy

Latest Chapter News: 

March 2022: Update from the Oregon ACP Health and Public Policy Committee

February 2022: Oregon Chapter Advocacy Day was held on February 20, 2022!

Advocacy Day Recording 

The Oregon Chapter ACP Governor's Advisory Council voted on December 8, 2021, to sign on to a coalition with The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), which plans to advocate for reasonable measures in a Public Option currently being planned by the state.

Please see the attached letter of support (link below), and this LINK to a white paper outlining goals and visions for moving to support a Public Health insurance option.

The Chapter is looking for physician volunteers to help guide the Oregon ACP's policy positions to ensure that the final legislation reflects the interests and addresses the challenges faced by our physician workforce. We hope to include a diversity of perspectives including, for example, health professionals in private practice and value-based care environments, those serving rural and urban underserved communities, and individuals with experience negotiating reimbursement rates


  • Two or three, 1-hour calls in early 2022 (January & February) to review proposed language and plan drafts; and formulate recommendations to ACP Chapter leadership.
  • Expected additional 2-4 hours of outside reading materials to inform discussion.

If you are able to in participate in such a workgroup, please email both of our Policy, Research, & Education Subcommittee Co-chairs (Under Oregon ACP HPP Committee) No later than Jan 1st: 

Logan Jones -

Teva Brender - Thanks, Oregon Chapter ACP 

Chapter Statements / Letters

ACP Leadership Day on Capitol Hill

Leadership Day is the College’s annual two-day advocacy event that enables our members from across the country to bring our issues of concern to U.S. lawmakers. This is a great opportunity for the College and our members to bring our policy priorities to Congress and try to influence the legislative process on behalf of internal medicine.

How can you benefit from Leadership Day?

In addition to having an opportunity to meet with your legislators and staff in Washington, DC, participants are provided with in-depth briefings from White House officials, Capitol Hill staffers, and members of Congress; all of whom are among the top health care decision makers.

Participants will also:

  • Receive a comprehensive orientation on ACP’s top legislative priorities.
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
  • Learn advocacy skills that can be utilized back home.
  • Meet other internists who care about advocacy, including colleagues from your own state.
  • Learn about policy issues that impact your profession and your ability to provide quality care.
  • Get to know ACP leaders and staff.
  • Socialize and have a great time!

Leadership Day FAQ

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