Legislators need to hear from you about why family medicine matters. Help us reach out to Congress and tell them how critical it is for them to support family medicine programs, such as Title VII, Medicare Graduate Medical Education, and the National Health Service Corps.
You can make sure they understand why family medicine matters and how their actions impact you by scheduling meetings and setting up site visits. Meetings and site visits provide you an opportunity to personally demonstrate to legislators the role that these federal programs play in developing the primary care workforce and ensuring patient access to high quality primary care.
Below are talking points that will aid you in your endeavors to educate your member of Congress.
Primary Care Talking Points
Additional in-depth information, including legislative updates and materials for specific issues, can be found by clicking below.
Medicare Graduate Medical Education
In addition to utilizing the national talking points we have developed, you should develop a "local" message of the need in your district or state. Consider also developing a talking point or two about the good certain programs provide in your district or state and/or alternatively, the harm that would be caused by their elimination.
Economic impact of family physicians in your state (Courtesy of AAFP)