Advocates for Internal Medicine Network
Join more than 8,000 colleagues in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network in ensuring that the voice of internal medicine is heard, and help contribute to ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill.
Legislative Action Center
As key issues approach the decision-making stage on Capitol Hill, the College emails or faxes legislative alerts to Advocates. Legislative alerts include all of the necessary information (including sample messages that can be easily personalized) to make informative contacts with members of Congress, and ACP staff is always available to provide support and answer legislative questions.
Once enrolled as an Advocate you can use the College’s Legislative Action Center (LAC) to respond easily to current ACP legislative alerts, identify your federal legislators, monitor important legislation, and e-mail or call your members of Congress.
The Capitol Key Newsletter
Advocates receive a periodic newsletter, The Capitol Key, updating them on important legislative issues.
The College implemented the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award to recognize the hard work of members who go above and beyond the call of duty to contact their members of Congress. Each year at Leadership Day, ACP selects a Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award and the Top Ten Advocates for Internal Medicine Special Recognition Winners based on the quality and quantity of responses to legislative alerts. Information on past recipients can be found in past issues of The Capitol Key.
The College is continually recruiting new Advocates, especially where gaps exist in the program and a key member of Congress is not matched with a sufficient number of Advocates. When joining the program, members are asked to complete a short enrollment form that helps the College identify any special relationships they may have with members of Congress. For more information on the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACP Policies and Recommendations
This library is a collection of ACP's Clinical Guidelines, Ethical Guidelines, Policy Statements, and copies of testimony and letters to government and non-government officials.
The ACP Advocate Blog
Performance [Measure] Anxiety
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The State of Obamacare
- Thursday, January 14, 2016
Will 2016 be a "Happy New Year" for Legislative Advocacy?
- Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The ACP Advocate Newsletter
ACP's Election 2016 Guide, Improving Chronic Care, and Urging Changes
February 12, 2016
- ACP Comments on Opioid Guidelines, Executive Actions on Firearms, and
the State of the Union
January 29, 2016
Reporting Requirements in '16, Legislative Wins from '15, and A Look at
the Budget Deal
January 15, 2016