Family Medicine Advocacy Day (FMAD)
Make a difference! Advocate for Family Medicine!
WAFP invites you to participate in Family Medicine Advocacy Day, traditionally held in Olympia but going virtual for 2021! Held annually during the first part of the legislative session, FMAD is an opportunity for family physicians to provide direct input to the legislative process.
In the morning, attendees will build advocacy skills, hear from key legislators, and receive briefing on Academy priorities and pending legislation. From 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., we’ll hear from Sen. Ron Muzzall (Ranking Member, Senate Health & Long Term Care Comm.); Sen. Annette Cleveland (Chair, Senate Health and Long Term Care Comm.); Kelly Cooper (Policy & Legislative Relations Director, Washington State Department of Health); MaryAnne Lindeblad (Medicaid Director, Washington State Health Care Authority); and Elizabeth Mitchell (President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health).
In the afternoon and into the week, attendees will meet with their legislators in meetings facilitated by WAFP (via phone or Zoom/Teams). We will keep registrants updated as district meetings are scheduled!
The event is only open to members and is free of charge. All members are encouraged to participate in this family medicine event.
Please register for this meeting and, when registering, provide your HOME zip code; this information will help us to identify your district and legislators.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The WAFP is excited to invite members to this event and to facilitate member involvement in advocacy!