Family Medicine Advocacy Day

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thank you to all of those who joined us for 2021 Family Medicine Advocacy Day on Thursday, April 8! Your participation in yesterday's event helped make an impact in the legislative process and will ensure a more sustainable and equitable future for Family Medicine in Massachusetts.

This year, the day's discussions focused on three legislative issues – expanding equitable access to maternal postpartum care, primary care investment, and the Family Medicine workforce. Over 70 MassAFP students, residents and members participated in the event sessions from an array of health care organizations including: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Boston University, Challiance, Tufts University School of Medicine, UMass Memorial Hospital, UMass - Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency, UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency, Baystate Health, ChairCity Family Medicine, Uplifting Health & Wellness and Community Health Programs.

Thank you to the following state representatives and senators who volunteered their time to virtually meet and discuss legislation with our members:

  • Health Care Financing Chair, Senator Cindy Friedman
  • Health Care Financing Chairman, Representative John Lawn
  • President Pro Tempore, Kate Hogan (House Sponsor of MassAFP’s workforce development bill)
  • House Assistant Majority Leader, Representative Michael Moran
  • Member of the Health Care Financing Committee, Representative Christine Barber
  • Public Health Chair, Representative Marjorie Decker
  • Member of the Health Care Financing Committee, Senator Paul Feeney

Lastly, thank you to George Cronin and Molly Sullivan of Rasky Partners for your help in coordinating Advocacy Day and continued partnership with MassAFP.

Stay tuned for more information on Advocacy Day 2022 coming soon.

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