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Advocacy 101

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Feeling passionate about advocating for general internal medicine but don't know how to start?  Wondering how to get in touch with members of Congress to ask them to act on our behalf?  Don't know what the issues are and how you can help?  Become a  member of the Health Policy Committee or do some advocacy efforts on your own.
 
Get in touch with your Congressional representatives through SGIM's advocacy center here.  Or learn more about the Congressional process and how YOU can become an effective advocate by browsing the documents below.

Getting Your Message Across in Congress
The Congressional Budget and Appropriations Process
How Congress Works
The Role of Congressional Staff
Understanding the Advocacy Process
Public Health Advocacy Presentation

Important Articles and Other Resources

 
For more information on how you can become involved, contact SGIM's health policy staff person Francine Jetton at jettonf@sgim.org.

SGIM Advocacy at Work!

View Rep. Jim McDermott speak at the House Ways & Means Committee on Changes to the RUC

 


Key Congressional Committee Memberships 

The following pages link to key Congressional Committee membership roster:

Senate Finance

Senate HELP

Senate Appropriations

House Ways & Means

House Energy & Commerce

House Appropriations