Health Policy & Legislative Affairs
Goals: Spearhead SNMA advocacy efforts. Educate members about legislative and policy developments affecting medical education and health care. Seek opportunities to increase the SNMA's voice, brand, and influence in health care and education. Identify key legislation and court cases/decisions in areas, such as medical education, health care reform, and minority and women's health.
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Student National Medical Association Annual National Advocacy Forum
Our purpose is to equip medical and premedical student participants with advocacy skills specifically targeted towards minority health policy at the national and local level. This two day forum will enable student participants to understand both the role of the medical student & physician in health reform, as well as potential solutions to issues of health equity, with emphasis on practical skills. We will achieve this through skills-based workshops, engaging panel discussions, and critical reflection of personal agency as physicians and students in advocacy work. These events will culminate in scheduled meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill, as students will lobby for specific pieces of legislation deemed critical to the mission of SNMA and wider imperative to eliminate health inequities in the United States.
Spring 2013 Health Policy & Legislative Affairs Grant Application Open