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Apply for the Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship

Using an anti-racist, equity-centered learning framework, the Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship provides a mentoring and training platform that equips participants with the foundational skills, tools, and knowledge to engage in institutional and political health advocacy.  The fellowship empowers and mobilizes physicians to be part of the next generation of advocacy leaders, driving meaningful policy and structural changes that produce equity and justice in the communities they serve.  This Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a collaboration between the American Medical Association’s Center for Health Equity and Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher ...

Join the Second Cohort of Health Equity-Rooted Physicians Committed to Closing the Detrimental Health Gap

Using an anti-racist, equity-centered learning framework, the Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship provides a mentoring and training platform that equips participants with the foundational skills, tools, and knowledge to engage in institutional and political health advocacy.  The fellowship empowers and mobilizes physicians to be part of the next generation of advocacy leaders, driving meaningful policy and structural changes that produce equity and justice in the communities they serve.  This Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a collaboration between the American Medical Association’s Center for Health Equity and Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher ...

AMPAC Candidate Workshop is Going Virtual

Ever wonder how Doctors get elected to Congress or your state legislature? Considering a run for office for yourself? The AMPAC Candidate Workshop will teach you how to run a winning political campaign, just like we taught many of your AMA colleagues over the years. The Candidate Workshop is designed to help you make the leap from the exam room to the campaign trail and give you the skills and strategic approach you will need to make a run for public office. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the AMPAC Candidate ...

Security Prescription Fix Signed By Governor Newsom; Delays Implementation Until 2021

After intense lobbying from the California Medical Association (CMA), Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed implementation of the state’s new prescription pad law. AB 149 will delay implementation of the new law until January 1, 2021, ensuring that patients will continue to have access to the medicine they need while the state creates a system to better track prescriptions across the state. Physicians will be required to order a new set of prescription pads by that date, and the Department ...

Security Prescription Law Fix Heads to Governor's Desk for Signature

Implementation of the new state law that requires security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number law will be postponed, thanks to a legislative fix heading to Governor Newsom’s desk. Flawed implementation this past January caused mass confusion, leaving pharmacies unable to fill prescriptions and patients being refused necessary medications. The California Legislature on Thursday passed AB 149 (Assemblymembers Cooper, Arambula and Low) to postpone implementation of the new law, which was intended to improve the security of physician prescription pads as a solution to the opioid crisis. This bill will delay ...