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Public Policy and Advocacy

Check out ACP's Advocacy Blog by Bob Doherty, SVP of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy.

Local Updates

Colorado Chapter Healthy and Public Policy Committee

Mission and Goals
Committee Members
Updates & Discussion Group

If you have any questions about the activities of the Colorado Physician's Congress for Health Care Reform, contact Mark Mathews, our delegate on the Congress, or David Downs, the Chair of our Health and Public Policy committee who was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Health Care Reform Commission formed by Senate Bill 208.

Advocacy Resources

Leadership Day 2015
The need for Medicine to make its voice heard in DC has never been greater. Consider joining us at the 23rd annual ACP Leadership Day. This event will be held on May 20-21, 2015 at the Westin Washington DC City Center, in Washington, DC. If you are interested in participating, please contact our chapter staff and let them know of your interest in being included in the chapter delegation.

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
Home Page
News and Info
Hot Topics

  • Consumer Web site: Affordable Care Act- site provides clear, trusted, concise and understandable information--by state, by timeline, and by different patient characteristics (like small business, under or over age 65).
  • ACA Enrollment Help patients enroll in Health Insurance Marketplaces.
  • AmericanEHR Partners: an interactive website designed to assist medical practices compare, select, and implement electronic health records.
  • The ACP Advocate: bi-weekly, e-newsletter created to provide ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.
  • The ACP Advocate Blog by Bob Doherty
  • Electronic Resolution System - find Chapter Sponsored Resolutions
  • Member Advocacy - Other resources to help members advocate ACP policy
  • White House Health Reform Web site - useful state-by-state data that highlights the current status of health care and the need for reform this year.
  • Project Vote Smart - a comprehensive database that helps you identify federal and state legislators, through a zip code search, and research their positions, voting records, campaign finances, performance evaluations, and even send them an email.
  • Public Policy Virtual Library (PPVL) - a repository of ACP's current and historic policies and the Policy Compendium.

Additional Advocacy Resources

Page Updated: 4/24/2015

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