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SGIM Advocacy Day 2019

HIll Day 2018 - CO.jpgSGIM Members to Visit Capitol Hill

The SGIM 2019 Annual Meeting will take place    May 8-11, 2019 in Washington, DC.  More than 120 members and annual meeting participants will make advocacy an important part of their meeting experience through a day of advocacy on Wednesday, May 8 on Capitol Hill.

Advocacy day participants schedule Congressional appointments at their own convenience (based on availability) throughout the day on May 8.  All Congressional meetings MUST be made by the participant.  Please view the link below to learn how to call for an appointment with a Congressional Representative.

Please see the links on this page to view all advocacy materials including leave behind documents (advocacy educational points that participants will "leave behind" with their Congressional representatives), background materials, and links to the Advocacy 101 webinar (after April 12). 

Additionally, participants will be matched with a "mentor" who can answer questions about advocacy day itself and/or make common visits to the Hill. A participant list will soon be made available on this webpage.

Advocacy Day Resources

Advocacy 101 Webinar

How to Request and Hold Successful Hill Meetings

Capitol Hill Map



​Leave Behind Materials & Resources

SGIM's advocacy positions are specified in these educational materials that members "leave behind" after Congressional meetings.  These documents provide an overview of SGIM's positions in a few different categories.  View the leave behinds below by category and read related background articles.

Clinical Practice Materials

Clinical Practice Advocacy Leave Behind

Association of Primary Care Physician Supply

Perspective: Perchance to Think

The Future of Primary Care in the US Depends on Payment Reform

Research Materials

Research Advocacy Leave Behind

PCORI: Reauthorization Needed in 2019

Advocating for Health Services Research and AHRQ

Education Materials

Education Advocacy Leave Behind

VA Choice Effect on Medical Education

How Does Medicare Pay for GME?

Addressing the Nation's Physician Workforce Needs