National Physicians Alliance

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Service, Integrity, and Advocacy




Share Our History….

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director July 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM

What an honor to have the NPA’s history showcased in the summer issue of The Permanente Journal: New Kid on the Block Turns Ten! The Brief, Remarkable History of  the National Physicians Alliance. Help celebrate the NPA’s 10th birthday by sharing this story with your colleagues, family, and friends!  It’s a turn-key way to show […]

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2015 NPA Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship (Applications now closed)

Posted by July 15, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Are you a medical resident, fellow, or new faculty member concerned about examples of routine over-treatment, under-treatment, or low value care at your institution? Are you interested in deepening your advocacy skill set, building your local professional network, and fostering change in your workplace? If so, apply for the NPA’s 2015 Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship. […]

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Right Care Action Week

Posted by William Jordan, MD, MPH July 13, 2015 at 7:19 PM

NPA is happy to endorse and support Right Care Action Week — a project of the RightCare Alliance. The week of October 18-24, clinicians around the country will take action to highlight what great healthcare looks like. We encourage NPA members to submit original ideas for an ACTION during Right Care Action Week and to […]

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NPA Webinar: Interference in the Patient-Provider Relationship and Access to Abortion

Posted by July 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

NPA Webinar Interference in the Patient-Provider Relationship and Access to Abortion Recorded Monday, July 27, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00 PM EST Video – Podcast – Slides   State legislatures that are hostile to abortion rights are increasingly using regulation of medical practice as a way to limit access to abortion, a trend that should […]

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Addressing Access to Lethal Means as Suicide Prevention

Posted by June 29, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Written by Marc W. Manseau, M.D., M.P.H. On June 17, 2015 – more than halfway through Gun Violence Awareness Month – the United States was once again thrust into an excruciating abyss of soul searching, in the aftermath of the act of mass shooting terrorism at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

Posted by June 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued its 6-3 ruling on King v. Burwell, upholding the subsidies established in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The issue in this case was whether the ACA’s tax credits should be available in States that have a Federal Exchange rather than a State Exchange. Chief Justice Roberts explained Court’s […]

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The Bible-Study Murders

Posted by June 25, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Written by R. H. Sprinkle, M.D., Ph.D., School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Gun violence and gun-violence prevention are now once again the subjects of commentaries — left, right, and occasionally center. The commentator’s task is to be both topical and timeless, to note in context the latest out-of-the-ordinary crime but to do so […]

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Time to Pick-up the Phone – Your Call Makes a Difference!   

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director June 22, 2015 at 8:01 PM

The massacre in Charleston ripped the bandage off a deep wound of racism in our society. It unmasked a willful blindness about structural white privilege. Too many people carrying guns “for protection” have made themselves judge, jury, and executioner for their neighbors. We’ve been here too many times before, and we know what needs to […]

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Charleston Shooting: A Concrete Request

Posted by June 18, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Written by Sarah Kimball, MD, NPA Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Co-Chair We stand saddened and outraged by yesterday’s grotesque hate crime in Charleston, South Carolina. This man carried out a vicious firearm assault on individual people, but also on a national symbol for the advancement of civil rights. This is the latest sign of powerful […]

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Guns & Gag Laws: 2015 State Legislative Update

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director June 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM

NPA Gun Violence & Public Health Monthly Webinar   Guns & Gag Laws:  2015 State Legislative Update Recorded Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Video – Podcast – Slides   Featured Speaker: Allison Anderman, Staff Attorney, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Allison Anderman is a staff attorney with the Law Centter to Prevent Gun Violence. Ms. Anderman […]

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