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    CFAS Advocacy

    Whether on NIH funding or expanding the health care workforce, faculty members and academic societies can and should have a voice on the national policy issues affecting academic medicine. These resources will help CFAS reps stay engaged and up to date on those issues.

    Advocacy Resources:

    Each year, CFAS distributes a number of AAMC sign-on opportunities to member societies on the following subjects:

    • NIH funding recommendations
    • VA research funding recommendations
    • The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition's (HPNEC) funding recommendations for the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) workforce development programs
    • GME expansion legislation such as the Opioid Workforce Act
    • Funding recommendations for the VA's Medical and Prosthetic Research program
    • Immigration legislation or other policy-making that affects the health care workforce
    • Other legislation that provides robust, sustained funding for medical research

    Individuals should also reach out to their institution's government relations contacts for guidance.