ACP's Leadership Day on Capitol Hill, New ACP Policy Looks at Women's Health

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June 08, 2018

Welcome to The ACP Advocate,

We start today by covering ACP's recent Leadership Day event where ACP members met with their members of Congress to bring them ACP policy priorities. Read the article for more about what ACP was asked for. I'm hopeful we'll see progress on many of these over the course of the year.

Today's second article is all about a new ACP policy paper, Women's Health Policy in the United States.  The paper is a comprehensive set of recommendations about what can be done to improve the health care provided to woman and their families. The article has more details about what ACP is proposing.

Finally, in our last story we bring you up-to-date on ACP's advocacy about proposed changes to the Title X program that provides federal grants to provide contraception and related health services. We're concerned that the changes would put a limit on what physicians can say to their patients in the context of an appointment. Take a look at the article for more information.

For more coverage of what's happening in Washington, take a look at my award-winning blog, The ACP Advocate Blog by Bob Doherty. You can also follow me on Twitter @BobDohertyACP.

As always, please send your feedback and suggestions on this newsletter to:

Yours truly,

Bob Doherty
Senior Vice President
Governmental Affairs and Public Policy
American College of Physicians

In the news
» Leadership Day Draws Hundreds and a Call for Action

ACP members and leaders met with positive response

June 8, 2018 (ACP) -- A clear message of legislative priorities was presented to more than 100 senators, House representatives and dozens of staff members by the American College of Physicians during its annu... (read more)

» ACP Focuses on Improved Health Policies for Women

Paper calls for family leave changes and other initiatives

June 8, 2018 (ACP) -- The American College of Physicians is calling for universal access to family and medical leave, the inclusion of more women in clinical trials along with other measures that seek to impr... (read more)

» ACP Warns of Harm From Title X Program Proposal

Changes could 'turn back the clock' on women's health care

June 8, 2018 (ACP) -- The American College of Physicians and a coalition of other organizations of medical professionals are sounding the alarm about a proposal by the Trump administration that threatens to f... (read more)

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In this issue
» Leadership Day Draws Hundreds and a Call for Action
» ACP Focuses on Improved Health Policies for Women
» ACP Warns of Harm From Title X Program Proposal

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