This Fall, the Medical Association’s Governmental Relations team kicked off its Regional Receptions Tour across the state to bring lawmakers and physicians together to help discuss issues affecting medicine in Alabama. Partnering with 9 medical specialty societies to put on these events, the Association is working to host 11 receptions reaching from Mobile to the Shoals area of Alabama and many places in between.
At each of these receptions, the Association and other partnering specialties present information to lawmakers to educate them on a variety of topics of interest to physicians and patients. Local physician involvement is vital to the Medical Association’s success for its members and the patients under their care. These receptions serve as an excellent opportunity for physicians and local lawmakers to interact and discuss the challenges medicine faces in maintaining access to quality care for patients.
These 11 receptions offer a first-rate occasion for a supportive, multi-specialty effort to proactively educate lawmakers on issues of interest to medicine and foster strong working relationships between local physicians and their elected officials. While the Association and its Government Relations team serve as the “boots on the ground” when working with legislators on health care policy in Alabama, there is no more impactful outreach to legislators on health care issues than that of a local physician constituent.
The Medical Association appreciates its specialty society partners and the physicians participating in these events. The Association looks forward to updating its physician members at the conclusion of the 11-reception tour.
Thank you to the specialty societies partnering with the Association on these events:
Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
Alabama Academy of Family Physicians
Alabama Section – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Alabama Academy of Eye Physicians and Eye Surgeons
Alabama Orthopaedic Society
Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association
Alabama Academy of Radiology
Alabama Chapter – American College of Emergency Physicians
Alabama Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology