Impacting Policy as a Family Physican
Family physicians are in a unique position to impact policy in Congress. As health care experts, physicians have established credibility, and as citizen activists, you represent the voice of the people. Whether you have years of experience or are simply concerned about the direction of health care, you can raise your voice to influence change.
However, presenting your story in a way that will impact elected officials is something few people know. Use these tools to learn the issues facing family medicine, how to best approach your elected officials, and how to make a meaningful impact in Washington.
What tools do I have?
The best approach to moving policy is to work with other members to clearly communicate why a policy needs to change. These tools will help you get up to speed on what is happening in Congress, organize with other physicians, and teach you the best ways to approach your elected officials.
Social Media Tips
Social media has made it easier than ever to connect with your legislators. The key is posting in the right way. Learn the tricks of the trade, and make your voice heard in the call to move family medicine forward.
Glossary of Terms
AAFP Grassroots is pleased to present educational webcasts to inform you of key issues that are affecting Family Medicine. Learn about what AAFP advocates for every day and arm yourself to lend your voice.