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SGIM's new Leadership in Health Policy Program (LEAHP) aims to accomplish the following:

  • To develop SGIM members who will become who are effective and active health policy advocates and local health policy experts, leaders, and teachers;
  • To offer health policy career development resources and opportunities to all SGIM members; and
  • To develop an expanding, national cadre of Health Policy Committee (HPC) members and broaden engagement in the Society’s health policy efforts. 

​The LEAHP program is the first national health policy career development program of its kind. As part of a larger effort to expand career development opportunities for SGIM members, LEAHP is a year-long program (starting at the 2017 SGIM annual meeting through the 2018 annual meeting) focused on federal health policy knowledge and advocacy skills aligned with SGIM’s core missions.  LEAHP's learning objectives include:

  • Knowing the key structures and functions of the US health care system;
  • Understanding the key players and processes in the federal health policy-making; 
  • Ability to critically evaluate healthcare delivery and economic models and to propose needed changes and/or additions;
  • Ability to explain the impact of health care reform on the practice of medicine, education, and research; and
  • Ability to advocate effectively advocacy with policy-makers.

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View Year-Long LEAHP Curriculum

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LEAHP Program Co-Chairs

Mark D. Schwartz, MD
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Tom Staiger
Thomas Staiger, MD
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