Frustrated with the vagaries of today’s health care system? Would you like to see something done to fix it? Do you have some new and/or innovative policy ideas you would like to share?
Any SFMS member has the opportunity to influence local, state, and even national policy on medical and public health issues via our elected SFMS delegation to the CMA and AMA. Our delegation, chaired by SFMS past-president Stephen Follansbee, MD, has a record of bringing successful ideas to the state and national levels, where they have been translated into professional policy and even legislation.
Resolutions adopted at past CMA and AMA sessions include reforming health care financing, encourage universal immunizations for children, and protecting the doctor-patient relationship. SFMS also effectively developed policy to curtail the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture that was adopted by the AMA and most recently by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2011 (S. 1211).
Please submit any issues or concerns and potential policy solutions we can bring to the table on your behalf by leaving a comment or contacting Steve Heilig at firstname.lastname@example.org.