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Public Policy & Advocacy

Kansas Legislature

Getting involved is integral to improving healthcare and fostering legislation that will benefit both patients and physicians. Take a moment to vist the Kansas legislators Web site and let them know your thoughts.

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: 3/20/2015

Contact Information


Susan K. Pingleton, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Kansas Chapter


Kris Rahm
Executive Director
4904 S Sweetbriar Dr
Sioux Falls SD 57108
605-339-9804 - office
605-321-1466 - cell
605-271-9227 - fax
Email: krisrahm@me.com

Laurie Braun
Chapter Administrative Assistant
605-331-6995
E-mail: lauriejbraun@me.com