Advocacy Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will it take for Texas Chapter of the ACP Services to advocate successfully for you and your patients before the Texas Legislature?
  • What is the TXACP Services Grassroots Plan?
  • How do I become a TXACP advocate?
  • But I'm a Physician, not a Politician...
  • Question not covered here? You can ask questions of (and find answers from) our panel of experts (link).

Q: What will it take for Texas Chapter of the ACP Services to advocate successfully for you and your patients before the Texas Legislature?

A: The answer is one word: Grassroots!

The TXACP Services Board of Directors has rated advocacy as the top priority for the TXACP Services. To that end, TXACP Services has launched a comprehensive plan for building a grassroots advocacy infrastructure throughout the state. This effort will involve internal medicine physicians and sub specialists from the Texas-Mexico border, to the East Texas piney woods, to the Panhandle and the caprock, to the hill country and the coastal plains. TXACP is more than 6,000 members strong and through you, the members, we will ignite a locally driven, community-based approach to advance the organization’s advocacy agenda.

 

Q:What is the TXACP Services Grassroots Plan?

A: 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.

Q: How do I become a TXACP advocate?

A: 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.

To become an advocate today for internal medicine and its subspecialties, contact Nicole Abbott, Executive Director, at (512) 370-1508

Q: But I'm a Physician, not a Politician...

A: 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.


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