Faculty Director: Dr. Jeffrey Luther

Health policy is a wide-ranging field garnering more and more interest among new and established physicians, and family medicine is at the forefront, both locally and nationally. The Health Policy AOC is a dedicated “track” that spans the entire length of residency and seeks to equip physician leaders to continue to advocate for their patients and specialty throughout their careers.

The curriculum for this AOC includes the following:

  • Complete the 3-week fellowship on health policy at George Washington (offered twice per year, in September and April). Stipend offered for registration and housing expenses.
  • Participate in health policy lectures and journal clubs, covering such topics as social determinants of health, health care disparities, health care advocacy, etc.
  • Design and implement a project within our practice and/or community that addresses health care disparities.
  • Attend CAFP’s annual All Member Advocacy Meeting: includes training and a day lobbying in the Capitol.
  • Option to attend AAFP’s annual FM Advocacy Summit: Advocacy training, update on issues and a day on Capitol Hill.
  • Attend MemorialCare’s Lobby Day in Sacramento.
  • Attend the annual conference on health disparities and do poster presentation on your project.