As a practicing family physician, briefed on health care and expert in the needs of your patients, you're a uniquely valuable constituent to your elected officials.
They count on your knowledge and insights. And your practice and your community benefit when your state and federal leaders understand what family medicine does — as well as what the specialty needs to thrive.
Elected officials need to hear about your practice and your patients — no one makes a better case than you.
Help connect the dots between policies and the work you’re doing when lawmakers return to your district.
Track congressional bills with the potential to affect family physicians and know where your legislators stand on these issues.
Take charge of your time with a legislator with Academy fact sheets on the issues and the protocols.
Dr. McDonald is a family physician who specializes in sports medicine and is a passionate advocate for family medicine. From an initial all-member advocacy meeting to his election to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Dr. McDonald has found ways to advocate for family physicians and the patients they serve. In this interview, he shares his perspectives on advocacy and how the advocacy process is fulfilling for him personally and professionally.
FamMedPAC backs our advocacy pushes and boosts our D.C. presence by providing support to candidates working to build alliances with family medicine.
Join the Family Medicine Action Network community and get in on conversations your peers have about policy and improving U.S. health care.
Our events bring together policy-minded members to sharpen messaging, increase the power of meetings with elected leaders, and amplify our collective voice.