FAQ

 

The TXACP Services Board of Directors is focused on issues that impact your practice, your patients and you.
The advocacy arm of the chapter is focused on local engagement at the state level and building a comprehensive plan for grassroots advocacy infrastructure. This effort will involve internal medicine physicians and sub specialists, students and residents from across the state. TXACP is more than 8,000 members strong and through your participation, we will ignite a locally driven, community-based approach to advance the organization’s advocacy agenda.

The TXACP Services grassroots plan uses “tried and true” methods for affecting change in the public policy arena, by initiating outreach in the community and statewide, on top issues of importance. TXACP members will become strong advocates for their patients and their practices through a three-pronged strategy:

  • key contact development,
  • political education, and
  • public policy development.

Complete your advocacy profile to become a advocate, otherwise known as a key contact, for TXACP Services, the advocacy arm of the Texas Chapter of the ACP.

Sign up today to become an Advocate for Internal Medicine (AIMn), joining a network of more than 15,000 colleagues across the country working for the interests of internal medicine in Washington, D.C. This program is designed for members interested in participating in federal advocacy.
Email Nicole Abbott, the Executive Director of the Texas ACP, to learn more about local opportunities within the chapter to serve as a voice for internal medicine and issues impacting your profession and your patients.

As a physician, you may question the importance of your specialty society engaging in grassroots political activism and legislative advocacy. It is very important to understand how important and influential physicians can be in the legislative arena. Joining together and exerting this influence is essential in maintaining and expanding patient access and exemplary health care in our state.

As a physician you are being urged to start and continue your political education so your specialty society can call on you for insight and even expert testimony in the legislature. Your patients and your profession are owed the continued support and political involvement of you and your fellow physicians.

To learn more about the many advocacy issues facing physicians in internal medicine and its subspecialties, visit the ACP Advocacy website.