WAFP Events

Policy and Advocacy Leadership Institute (PALI) & Family Medicine Day at the Capitol
Spend the day at the Capitol hearing from legislators, agency heads and the governor’s staff about key issues for primary care physicians, including health care reform implementation, the status of patient-centered medical homes in Washington, and the impact of the state’s budget challenges on your patients. Attendees receive advocacy skill building tips from policy development experts and are briefed on Academy priorities and pending legislation. After a working lunch discussing Academy priorities, attendees spend the afternoon meeting with legislators and relevant agency staff.
This event is free of charge, and is only open to members. The next PALI event will be held on Feb. 20, 2019. Registration will be available in late 2018.

Local Chapter Meetings
Local chapters occasionally invite local legislators to address members at chapter meetings. Please check your local chapter calendar of events.


AAFP Legislative Events

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit
Learn valuable advocacy skills at the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS), held in April or May each year. In two days, attendees learn about the legislative process and current priorities for family medicine before meeting with members of Washington’s congressional delegation.

State Legislative Conference
Your voice counts, and the power of one can make all the difference. Influence health care reform where it really matters — at the state level. Attend the State Legislative Conference to network with your colleagues, chapter leaders, chapter staff and state health care policy experts. The event is typically held in November, and the location rotates around the country.