Spring Into Action

Get up to speed and advocate with the new Illinois General Assembly in March with up to date information on legislation that family medicine supports, or opposes.  You can view current issues on our State Government update page. This event is designed for all IAFP members, and especially residents and students looking for early experience as physician advocates.  CME credit is provided! 

Join us either Wednesday March 22 or Tuesday March 28.  We'll provide breakfast, lunch, briefings on all the topics in play and the staff support you need to make the most of this one day advocacy experience. Pick your date and register online by March 3 (member login is required to access the form)

2021 Virtual Event Slides from May 5 and Social Media Slides. May 5 Recording  May 13 Slides   and session recording 

Advocacy Resources from AAFP

Importance of family medicine factsheets Family physicians are located in every community in every state. These state-specific one-pagers quantify the impact of family physicians in your state.

AAFP State Advocacy: Backgrounders State policy happens quickly. To make sense of it all, the Center for State Policy has developed backgrounders on trending health policy proposals in the states. AAFP members can use these backgrounders to enhance their advocacy efforts or learn more about a particular issue.

AAFP Tips for Effective Lobbying

Be the face and the voice of family medicine!  

  • Learn about the political process and how IAFP makes a difference!
  • Advocate on behalf of family medicine and its value
  • Increase your visibility with legislators and policymakers
  • Establish yourself as your legislators’ resource on health care policy
  • Provide vital input on current legislation under consideration