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Public Policy & Advocacy

Chapter Legislative Initiatives
Mission: To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

2015 Florida Chapter Legislative Agenda

Florida Chapter State Advocacy Page

Florida Chapter Advocate E-News

March 13, 2015
March 9, 2015
February 23, 2015
February 13, 2015
February 9, 2015

Important Health & Public Policy Updates

2014 Tallahassee Legislative Session Final Report
Tallahassee Session Update - April 25, 2014
Tallahassee Session Update - April 14, 2014
Legislative Session Update - Week 5
Legislative Session Update - Week 3
Legislative Session Update - Week 2
Legislative Session Update - Week 1

Archived Legislative Reports

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
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: 9/24/2015