Sat, Aug 24th, 2024
University A

Advocacy as a Response to Healthcare Disparities

AC Jackson Medical Society

This presentation aims to encourage physicians to become a driving force for positive change in healthcare through advocacy. We will navigate the landscape of healthcare advocacy. We’ll explore key resources and organizations like patient advocacy groups, professional medical associations, and government agencies.

Next, we’ll dive into the ethical and professional responsibility of physicians to advocate for their patients and explore how advocating for healthcare equity aligns with the core values of the medical profession. We will then explore the practical aspects of healthcare advocacy.  This may involve advocating for specific policies at the local, state, or federal level, promoting preventative care in underserved communities, or speaking out against discriminatory healthcare practices. We’ll showcase real-world examples of effective advocacy efforts, demonstrating how physicians can use their voice and expertise to make a tangible difference.