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NPA 2018 Copello Health Advocacy Fellows Focus on High Rx Prices

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director January 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM

NPA is excited to announce the 2018 class of NPA A. Gene Copello Health Advocacy Fellows. The theme of this year’s fellowship is physician advocacy to address high drug prices. An issue that is at the top of the list of public concerns and one that we, as clinicians, see on a near daily basis. […]

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Houston Physician Inspired by MSD High School Students

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 26, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Written by Dr. Bich-May Nguyen, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Houston, Texas I have been inspired by the teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They suffered a terrible tragedy that no child should suffer. Instead of recovering quietly and fading from the news cycle, the students led over 3000 school walk outs and over 800 international […]

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Join NPA for the March for Our Lives Saturday, March 24

Posted by Drew Hudson March 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Please join us Saturday, March 24 in locations across the country as we continue our stand against gun violence. We know gun violence is a public health epidemic and should be treated as such. As health care providers we bring a unique and critical perspective to this debate. That is why it is so important […]

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NPA Support Students National School Walk Out – Join Call to Ban Assault Weapons & Speak Out

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM

The National Physicians Alliance supports the students on Wednesday’s National School Walk Out . All of us who care about them must take action towards banning assault weapons from our communities and instituting common sense gun laws. Please join NPA and other allies in signing our petition calling for a ban on assault weapons. We […]

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Let’s Not Forget the Injured in Shootings

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 8, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Guest Editorial written by Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., for the American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP News. Dr. Mishori is also a member of the NPA Board of Directors. I am a physician who, every once in a while, works with gunshot victims, though not in the way you see on TV medical dramas. […]

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Lift Your Voice to End Gun Violence – Petition, Media Training & Resources

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director February 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Like everyone else we are appalled at the latest mass shooting. Sadly we have seen this too many times before. We stood up against gun violence and the supporters of the status quo then and with your help we will continue to do so. Most importantly, we know that gun violence is a public health […]

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National Physicians Alliance Statement on CDC Word Ban

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director December 18, 2017 at 11:49 AM

The National Physicians Alliance considers the Trump administration’s banning of certain words by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) officials in agency documents as contrary to its mission of serving the public health. Open, honest discourse is integral to science and advancements in the prevention and treatment of disease. This type of censorship is antithetical to […]

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ACA Open Enrollment Ends Dec 15

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director December 8, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Despite what many think health coverage is still available through the ACA, and it’s cheaper than ever before – most people can find plans with monthly premiums less than $75 and many can find plans with $0 monthly premiums. Enrolling is easy, and most people qualify for financial help that lowers their monthly premiums. Encourage […]

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Calling Physician Advocates! 2018 Copello Fellowship Opens – Application Deadline Dec 4

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director November 14, 2017 at 3:55 PM

The NPA Copello Fellowship is designed to support physicians in becoming effective patient advocates in their communities and nationally. Selected Fellows will build skills in collaboration with nine other fellows in key states to plan and implement strategies at the state and national level to reduce high Rx drug costs and promote “patients first” health […]

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“Choosing Wisely” Antimicrobial Resistance efforts and the links to other international efforts

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director October 31, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Written by Richard Seifman, JD, MBA, NPA Board Member “Choosing Wisely”, a concept in which the National Physicians Alliance was instrumental, held its “Opportunities and Challenges in Curbing Medical Overuse” conference, held at Health Affairs and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on October 24, 2017 in Washington D.C. Choosing Wisely, a movement only […]

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