Advocacy

ACP advocates for you on policy changes that will make a difference in your daily work, your professional development, and your patients' health.

Advocacy

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Washington Perspective

Published by ACP Internist

Hear, hear for audio-only health care access - Shari M. Erickson, MPH (Feb 2023)
Audio-only telemedicine has improved patient care, especially for rural and disadvantaged patients. ACP is seeking member feedback on their use of the practice.

New year, new chances to advocate for physicians, patients - David Pugach, JD (Jan 2023)
ACP played an essential role in several important health policy wins for physicians and their patients in 2022.

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Leadership Day

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.

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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.

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