Frequently Asked Questions
- We are a movement of thousands of doctors and medical students across specialties in all 50 states and every congressional district who have come together since 2009 to ensure that everyone had access to equitable, affordable, high-quality health care and the opportunity to lead a healthy life.
- We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
- You take action with doctors and medical students across the country.
- You share with other doctors and medical students and friends ways they can have an impact.
- You speak from your own experiences about what your patients need.
- You help shape priorities for the movement locally and nationally.
- You serve as a resource and leader in your community.
You get informed about key issues affecting the health of the nation.
- Community and inspiration
- Mentorship and training
- Action tools
- Timely updates, resources, and calls to action
- We are a movement that is based on collective action, rather than a trade association based on identity (i.e., radiologists, Mississippi doctors).
- Instead of having lobbyists, we take action ourselves.
- We focus our advocacy primarily on patients’ needs, rather than on the details of physician practice. Our priorities are improving access to both health care and to basic life needs that determine health.
- We encourage our members to belong to other organizations to bring the actions and resources of DFA to a broader audience.
Donations support our national office, which coordinates with national partners, sends resources and updates to the membership, connects with national and local media, organizes events like our annual conference, maintains our website and social media accounts, and supports our board and volunteer leaders across the country.