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Public Policy & Advocacy

Why Georgia Must Save the Medicaid Primary Care Pay Parity Program

Why Increase the Tax on Cigarettes and other Tobacco?

Chapter Legislative Initiatives

Health & Public Policy Committee Report, March 29, 2014

Health & Public Policy Committee Report, 2013-2014

2014 Georgia Chapter Legislative Priorities

Health and Public Policy Committee:March 7, 2014

2014 Georgia Assembly Legislative Session

Medical Association of Georgia House of Delegates Meeting, October 2013


Feedback from Georgia Chapter Health Legislative Intern


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

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Contact Information

Jacqueline Fincher, MD, MACP
Governor, Georgia Chapter

Mary Daniels
Georgia Chapter Executive Director
American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter
PO Box 1467
Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542
Phone: 770-965-7606
Fax: 888-547-6302