Patients Before Paperwork

Advocacy in Action

Remove Stigma From Licensure, Credentialing Applications

By Gianna Melillo for I.M. Matters

To help remove one barrier to access, physician advocates across the country are working to revise intrusive mental health questions on medical licensing and credentialing applications, one state at a time.

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ACP Advocate

ACP Advocate is a biweekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

ACP's Chapter Advocacy Toolkit

If you would like to work with your chapter to advocate for regulatory relief, please visit this toolkit for more resources and calls to action.

WBCs - partner with your ACP chapter leaders to:

(Please note: only Chapter Leaders/Regents/Governors can access these links)

  • Request a consultation with ACP State Health Policy staff to develop or enhance your advocacy activities and strategies.
  • Collaborate with ACP National on a grassroots alert to facilitate your chapter members contacting elected officials regarding a public policy issue in your state.
  • Check what state legislation ACP is following in your state for key health policy topics.
  • Use ACP's new State Fact Sheets for any chapter lobbying or other advocacy.

ACP Patients Before Paperwork Initiative

Patients Before Paperwork is an ACP initiative designed to reinvigorate the patient-physician relationship by challenging unnecessary practice burdens. To help the Patients Before Paperwork Initiative, provide your feedback with our online data-collection tool and contact the Patients Before Paperwork team directly at

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