Public Policy and Advocacy

First Row – Bharti Patel (medical student), Hera Maryam, MD,  Kate Cheon (medical student), Renee Carter, MD FACP, Bill Fox, MD FACP, Adrienne James, MD. Second Row – Jessica Fleming, DO, George Brengel, MD FACP, Farhan Shah, MD, Stuart Henochowicz, MD FACP, Homan Wai, MD FACP, JP Verderese, MD FACP, Seyed Ali Shams, MD, Leslie-Ann Williams, MD FACP, Andrew Kohler, MD


Letter to Governor Northam - February 2021

On the behalf of our members, this letter was sent to Gov. Ralph Northam on February 20 in support of access to the COVID-19 vaccine for primary care physicians and their staff. Secondly, we ask for coordination and collaboration between primary care physicians and community vaccinators such as retail health clinics and pharmacists. We encourage you to write to Gov. Northam if you have these same concerns. Our letter may be used as a template for your correspondence. Read the response from Governor Northam.


Virginia Chapter Legislative Resources

ACP Leadership Day on Capitol Hill

ACP’s annual national advocacy event, Leadership Day, took place in Washington, D.C. this year on May 14-15. Leadership Day enables the College to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and advocate directly with Congress in support of legislation directly impacting internal medicine physicians and their patients. To help our members prepare for Leadership Day, we have developed a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document with logistical information for the event. The FAQs can be accessed here.

State Health Policy

ACP's State Health Policy program helps internal medicine physicians gain influence in their state capitols on issues affecting them and their patients. Learn more about key policy issues impacting states, how ACP members can act, and other available tools and resources.

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ACP Board of Governors Resolution Guide for ACP Members - A how-to on drafting a resolution that allows members to shape ACP policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine.
Electronic Resolution System - find Chapter Sponsored Resolutions
The Policy Library - a repository of ACP's current and historic policies and the Policy Compendium