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Health Professionals Push Senate on Gun Regulation

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director June 17, 2016 at 6:48 PM

58 national public health, medical, and research organizations have sent a letter to the Senate in support of amendments to the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, S. 2837/H.R. 2578. S.Amdt. 4750, offered by Senator Murphy, and S.Amdt. 4720, offered by Senator Feinstein, represent critical steps to protect the public health. S.Amdt. 4750 would expand background checks on all […]

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#1 Call Senators, #2 Tell Friends

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director April 8, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Written by Dr. Jeff Huebner, President of the NPA Board of Directors On April 6th, NPA joined over 140 medical and public health organizations to send a letter calling on Congress to end the ban on CDC research on gun violence. For over 20 years, rider language in the annual budget has restricted research on […]

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Happy Anniversary ACA!

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Posted by March 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Written by Becky Martin, NPA Director of Project Management Six years ago this month, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. Over these years, I’ve seen how it has eased the struggles of hard-working families I know and love. Although the work is not done, I want to take a moment today to […]

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Remembrance of Dr. Quentin P. Young


Posted by March 10, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Written by Rachel DeGolia, MD, member of NPA’s Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the Universal Health Care Action Network Quentin Young, M.D. 1923 – 2016 Dr. Quentin Young passed away this week at the age of 92. Quentin was an inspiration and a mentor to three generations of health justice advocates and […]

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Executive Actions

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director March 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Written by Sarah Kimball, MD, NPA Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Co-Chair “If a Democrat is elected, you’d better use the License to Carry before they take all our guns away.”  I’ve heard that suggestion hundreds of times, but it took me off guard as the introductory statement of the Firearm Safety Course I attended one […]

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Keeping politics out of the exam room

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Posted by March 1, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Written by Mark Ryan, MD, Vice President of Communications for the National Physicians Alliance, and crossposted from Ramifications – the Richmond Academy of Medicine magazine As a family physician, each time I see a patient I have a number of issues I try to cover. I see how my patients are doing with their chronic […]

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Tragic Loss of Patient Safety Advocate

Posted by January 22, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Written by Kim Witczak, NPA Board Member and founder of 2016 started out with the tragic reminder of how fragile life is. Last week one of my good friends – Karen Langhart took her life. She was just 56 years old. I will never forget when I first met Karen in 2012 about 6 […]

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4th Annual Lown Institute Conference

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Posted by January 20, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Sign up today for the 4th Annual Lown Institute Conference, Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the JW Marriott Chicago. This year’s conference features a special academic research day, which kicks off the conference on Friday. Open to clinicians, researchers, patient advocates and medical, nursing and public health representatives, the conference will […]

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Turning Frustration Into Positive Action

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director December 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Written by Tobie Smith, MD, MPH and Sarah Kimball, MD, NPA Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce Co-Chairs December 14th will mark the sad third anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. And the number of victims of gun violence continues to grow. As physicians, we are called to advocacy by the fact that our nation continues to […]

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What the Planned Parenthood Shooting Means for Medicine

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Advocacy Director December 5, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Written by Tehreem Rehman, MD/MPH student at Yale/Johns Hopkins invested in social justice work and health policy, and member of the NPA Policy Committee. Cross-posted from the Huffington Post, 12/5/2015. The horrific shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that left three dead serves as a stark reminder of the grave consequences of inflammatory politic […]

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