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#HelpAmericaHeal – Call to Action!

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director November 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Last week, NPA convened an inspiring meeting in Washington, DC on the recent election and the way forward. NPA leaders, colleagues from like-minded physician groups, and allies from health justice and public interest organizations came together to share information, strengthen connections, and begin to plan for the next few years. We agreed, only by working […]

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From America’s Healers: A Letter to Our Patients in the Trump Era

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director November 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM

We on the Board of Directors at NPA are so impressed with the letter below from doctors and students at the Cambridge Health Alliance, which aligns perfectly with the values and efforts of NPA towards effective, affordable healthcare; patients-centered, evidence-based medicine; and a condemnation of torture or “enhanced interrogations” in our society; that we asked […]

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Standing Up With Our Patients and Communities

Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD, Chair, NPA Board of Directors November 9, 2016 at 10:00 PM

The sun did rise this morning here in Wisconsin, but it was difficult for me to do so. I have been working for health care for all since my days in college 20 years ago. I am sad, I am frustrated, I am processing, but I had to get up and quickly, together with my […]

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NPA Welcomes New President Manan Trivedi, MD, MPP!

Posted by Jeff Huebner, MD, Chair, NPA Board of Directors October 31, 2016 at 1:37 PM

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am excited to introduce you to Dr. Manan Trivedi, the new President of the National Physicians Alliance. NPA conducted a robust search process in the prior months that identified not only wonderful candidates for our posted position, but also an expanded vision for NPA’s future work to […]

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Difficult Conversations: No Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention Without Talking About Guns

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director September 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Written by Marc W. Manseau, MD, MPH, NPA Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Member September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. But as physicians, what should we be aware of, and how should we educate our patients about suicide? Like all manifestations of human psychology and behavior, suicide is the (catastrophic) result of an extremely complex and […]

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Resident Hours Cap Change – Speak out to ACGME

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director September 22, 2016 at 12:40 PM

On September 22, the NPA sent a letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as they consider whether to eliminate the 16 consecutive hour cap on first year residents’ shifts instituted in 2011. This decision was made in response to a 2009 Institute of Medicine report linking sleep deprivation with medical error […]

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Special Invitation! Submit a “Less is More” Narrative to JAMA Internal Medicine

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director September 2, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Written by Rosemary Gibson, JAMA Internal Medicine, Perspectives Editor; NPA Board of Directors Member I’m the Perspectives Editor for JAMA Internal Medicine, a section in the journal where we publish narratives from physicians, patients and family members about their experience of unnecessary medical treatment, or how they avoided it. I’d love to hear your ideas for […]

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Sustaining Passion as a Physician Advocate: Seek Solidarity and Community First

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director July 29, 2016 at 1:37 PM

By Marc Manseau, MD, MPH, NPA Gun Violence Task Force Member Last week, I participated in gun violence prevention-related activities on five out of seven days. Where did this sudden burst of motivation come from? I would like to say from within, but no – I am neither hypomanic nor less distracted than other doctors […]

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Dr. Marc Manseau responds to “L.G.B.T. Case for Guns”

Posted by William Jordan, MD, MPH June 24, 2016 at 1:48 PM

In a letter to the editor of the NYT, psychiatrist and NPA member Dr. Marc Manseau challenges “The L.G.B.T. Case for Guns,” by Nicki Stallard (Op-Ed, June 22).  Read the op-ed and his response here.

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NPA supports background checks on gun sales

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director June 21, 2016 at 10:21 AM

NPA joined more than 204 national, state and local organizations in urging the Senate to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by supporting Senator Christopher Murphy’s amendment, S.Amdt. 4750 which would have  expanded background checks on all gun purchases.  Advocacy must continue.

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