ACP Policy Framework Addresses Disparities and Discrimination in Health Care
A new comprehensive policy paper confronts the interconnected and compounding aspects of U.S. society that contribute to poorer health outcomes for persons based on their race, ethnicity, religious, and/or cultural identities. Additional policy recommendations specifically address the issue in education and the health care workforce, and in criminal justice practices.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Related Advocacy
ACP is closely monitoring the global situation caused by the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. We are advocating for immediate steps the administration, Congress, state governments and private sector stakeholders can take to help address the situation.
Where We Stand
Administrative burdens, inadequate physician payments, high drug prices, and lack of access to affordable health care coverage are making it harder for internists to practice medicine, earn a living, and help patients.
ACP advocates for policies that improve patients' health care and well-being along with a persistent push for better reimbursement for internists and the elimination of unnecessary administrative tasks that hinder your practice of medicine. We press legislators and regulators for changes that can successfully improve your daily work experience and free you up to focus on the care you were trained to provide.
ACP's Vision for the U.S. Health Care System
A comprehensive, interconnected set of policies to guide the way to a better U.S. health care system for all.
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A collection of ACP's clinical guidelines, ethical guidelines, policy statements, and copies of testimony and letters to government and non-government officials.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Racial Health Disparities, Prejudice and Violence
- Access to Care
- Patients Before Paperwork
- Medicare and the Quality Payment Program
- Medicaid Reform
- Public Health
- Physician Workforce and Team Based Care
- Women in Medicine
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Liability Reform
Advocates for Internal Medicine Network
ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from the College's more than 15,000 participants in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network.Enroll Now Learn More
State Health Policy
The State Health Policy program is designed to help internists gain influence in their state capitols on issues affecting them and their patients.Learn More
Current Public Policy Papers
Policy papers summarize and examine published research and discussion on current issues, and make specific recommendations for practitioners, patients, and policy makers.Browse Current Policies
ACP Advocate Blog
Written by Bob Doherty and maintained by the American College of Physicians. Read about the latest in issues important to Internists.
The ACP Advocate Newsletter
E-newsletter providing ACP members with twice-monthly critical updates about public policy and regulatory issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.Visit the Advocate Newsletter
An annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill where ACP staff and members strive to increase our presence in Washington, D.C., and bring visibility to issues of common concern. Participants are briefed on ACP's top legislative priorities and meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Leadership Day is presented by ACP Services Inc., which fosters excellence and professionalism in the practice of internal medicine through public policy advocacy.
ACP Health Policy Internship Program
Develop legislative knowledge and advocacy skills working with ACP's staff in Washington, D.C. A special opportunity for Resident/Fellow and Medical Student members.