Advocacy

 

Advocacy happens at all levels ­– medical school, local, state, regional, national, and even global – and medical students have a powerful voice. Students are the future of the health care system, and policy- and decision-makers often recognize and value that perspective. Organizing your FMIG around issues important to family medicine as well as those your group is passionate about can result in great benefits for your cause and for your members.

Here are a few resources that can help:

Grassroots Advocacy Resources
Communicate directly to national policymakers on key health care issues.

Advocacy Fact Sheet(2 page PDF)
Looking for more information about advocacy and your FMIG? This handout explains how you can get involved in advocacy at the local and national levels. It also highlights the reasons why advocacy efforts are important.