The AAFP is calling on its student members to contact their senators in support of a budget request that asks the Senate Appropriations Committee to allocate $280 million for Title VII health professions programs during fiscal year 2013.
"Title VII programs help increase the supply of primary care professionals, expand access to care in rural areas and urban underserved areas, and develop a workforce that reflects the nation's diversity," says the March 27 Action Alert(www.capwiz.com). "Now is the time to tell Congress just how important family medicine issues and programs are to our communities."
The alert links to a customizable e-mail that student members can forward to their senators in support of Title VII, which is the only federal program that provides funds specifically to academic departments and training programs to increase the number of primary care health professionals.
The Action Alert urges students to contact their senators by March 28.