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LEAHP Publications and Projects

Since 2017, participants in the Leadership in Health Care Program (LEAHP) have produced over 30 policy/advocacy publications, curricula and special projects.  A sampling of these projects can be accessed below:


Baughman, A. (2017) An Advocacy Guide for Government Employees: Understanding Federal and State Ethics Rules. SGIM Forum 40 (11): 5, 14.

Byhoff E, Freund KM, Garg A. Accelerating the Implementation of Social Determinants of Health Interventions in Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Feb;33(2):223-225. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4230-8. Epub 2017 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 29188543; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5789112.

Chen, A., Goodson, J. (2019) MACRA and the Quality Payment Program: A Call to Action. SGIM Forum 42 (5): 10-11.

Del Pino-Jones, A., Niess, M., Ruscio, D., Baron, R. (2017) Why SGIM Supports Health Professions Pipeline Programs. SGIM Forum 40 (10): 6, 15.

Frank JW, Wakeman SE, Gordon AJ. No end to the crisis without an end to the waiver. Subst Abus. 2018;39(3):263-265. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1543382. PMID: 30676296

Frank J, Fox A, Chatterjee A, Goede D, Gordon A, Starrels J. (2018) Harm Reduction and the Drug Overdose Crisis: Evidence and Advocacy Opportunities. SGIM Forum 41 (9): 1-3

Frank, M. (2018) Under a Hospital's Moon:A Tale of Observation Care. SGIM Forum 41 (4): 8-9.

Goede D, Joy S. (2018) It is Past Time for a National Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. SGIM Forum 41 (7): 6-7

Kyanko K, Busch S. There's a Shortage of Psychiatrists for Those Most in Need. The Hill. 2018. 

Liao, J, Chen, A, Navathe, A. “The Real Opportunities of MIPS Payment Adjustments.” Health Affairs Blog, Oct 29, 2018

Liao, J, Chen, A, Dinh, C, Navathe, A. “Supporting Small Practices in MIPS.” Health Affairs Blog, January 22, 2019

Navathe, A, Dinh, C, Chen, A, Liao, J. “Findings and Implications from MIPS Year 1 Performance Data.” Health Affairs Blog, January 18, 2019

Riddle-Jones, L. (2019) Physicians Working with Medical Students, Law Enforcement, and Politicians to Push Gun Safe Storage Legislation. SGIM Forum 42 (7): 8-9.

Robinson CL, Fisher M, Lane S, Candler S. Creating a National Health Policy and Advocacy Curriculum. SGIM Forum. 2018 June;41(6):8-9.


Bracey J, Cander S, Goede D, George M, Mueller M. “Health Policy in the South: Finding Common Ground.” Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. February 23, 2018.

Bracey J, Cander S, Evans B, Goede D, George M, Mueller M. “Finding Common Ground in Health Advocacy.” International Cancer Education Conference, Atlanta Georgia. October 3, 2018.

Candler S, George M. "Finding Common Ground: Those Who Can Do AND Teach." (Invited Symposium) Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. February 23, 2018.

Chen, A, Berman, J, Arron, M, Song, Z, Richter, J, Goodson, J. “MACRA 2019: Understanding QPP and MIPS in the Changing Landscape of Physician Incentives".SGIM National Meeting, May, 2019.

Dzeng E. "Ethics of Advocacy (Physician Advocacy: Ethical Imperative or Ethically Perilous?)" SGIM National Meeting, May, 2019.

Sagar A, Powell R, Elliott E, Bass E."Physicians, MACRA, and the Policy Process: A Health Policy Primer for the Mid-Atlantic Region" SGIM Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, November 17, 2017.