Legislation and Public Affairs

The key to health care and public affairs legislation is communication, teamwork and doing your homework! The involvement of individual physicians and their spouses/partners is vital to the success of any grassroots advocacy efforts. Alliance members can make a difference when contributing input for medical family issues and current legislation. Want to learn more about some of the leading advocacy issues outlined by the many states working with AMA?

AMPAC
Join us December 6-9 in Washington, DC at the 2018 AMPAC Campaign School and we’ll teach you how to run a winning political campaign, just like we taught many of your colleagues over the years!

Running an effective campaign can be the difference between winning and losing a race. That’s why the AMPAC Campaign School is designed to give you the skills and strategic approach you will need out on the campaign trail. Our team of political experts will teach you everything you need to know to run a successful campaign or be a sought-after volunteer.

During the two and a half day in-person portion of the program under the direction of our political experts, participants will be broken into campaign staff teams to run a simulated congressional campaign using what they’ve learned from the pre-school workbook activities and videos along with the group sessions on strategy, vote targeting, social media, advertising and more.

Space is limited - deadline to register is September 21!

NOTE: Faculty, materials (including the pre-school workbooks, videos and all in-person meeting materials) and all meals during the meeting are covered by AMPAC. Participants are responsible for the registration fee ($350 for AMA Members, Alliance Members, State Medical Society Staff and spouses/ $1000 for non-members), airfare, and hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (AMA has secured a room block for a discounted rate). The registration fee is waived for residents and students, however, space is limited to four slots and the AMPAC Board will review and select qualified participants from the pool of resident and student applicants. 

For more information or to apply visit: ampaconline.org/apply or contact us at: [email protected]. 

Your campaign starts today! 

TOP ADVOCACY ISSUES IN 2018
Interested in learning more about some of the leading advocacy issues outlined by the many states working with AMA? 

  • including topics like scope of practice
  • drug pricing transparency
  • ending the opioid epidemic
  • prior authorization
  • telemedicine
  • protecting access to coverage

For more information, click on the image below.

Top AMA advocacy issues 2018

Tool Kit

Advocacy Network and Action

  • Find Your Local, State and National Legislator

  • AMPAC - The bipartisan political action committee of the American Medical Association

  • Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation is sponsored by AMPAC every two years to recognize physician spouses for their volunteer activities in state or federal political campaigns

Advocacy Events

Advocacy Topics