ACP advocates for policy changes that affect physicians’ daily work, their careers, and patient health. Effective public policy development requires input from clinical experts, community leaders, and passionate advocates like internal medicine physicians. ACP’s role is to promote the insights from internal medicine physicians that can enrich and support essential and effective policy parameters and legislation.
This work strengthens ACP’s ability to engage more internal medicine physician members in advocacy education and strategy, such as our annual Leadership Day on Capitol Hill. These vital programs educate both members and the public on critical health and health care issues.
Philanthropic funds will support new approaches to engage and inspire change. These will include development of educational initiatives to share insights from internal medicine physicians, helping to evolve conversations on critical issues - such as the need to reduce firearms violence as public health issues.