Issues

  1. DFA Issue Workgroups 2020

    Gun Violence Prevention Drug Affordability Substance Use Disorder Health for All Immigrant Health Justice Women's Health Join DFA's Action Communities today!Submit a Request for an Email Blast From DFA 

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  2. Affordable Care Act

    Doctors For America is actively working to mobilize our national physician membership to join the action to prevent the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our team leaders have created an Action Toolkit to raise the physician voice in the current political debate.  Key reasons we cannot repeal the ACA: -Eliminate coverage for 30 million people, which is 1 in 10 Americans. This…

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  3. Climate Change

    Doctors for America attended the White House forum on climate change and its current and future impacts on health. The event underscored the launch of a new groundbreaking report, "Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment" that for the first time draws very specific connections between climate change and many many health impacts. Hu…

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  4. Gun Violence Prevention

    • Up-to-date information on gun violence activism and action-oriented learning on advocacy skills, effective messaging, and story-telling will support you.

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  5. A National Bureau for Gun Safety: Cornerstone of DFA’s Policy on Gun Violence Prevention

    Executive Summary The National Bureau for Gun Safety is an evidence-based public health approach to gun violence prevention that builds on historical precedent. The NBGS will synergistically coordinate gun violence prevention strategies that currently comprise the public health agenda. The NBGS concept points to consensus and can be articulated efficiently to various audiences. The N…

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  6. Drug Affordability

    Join our Drug Affordability Action Team to receive regular updates and access to strategy calls, feedback surveys, webinars, and calls to action. This action team is committed to working toward solutions to today's out of control drug prices, which are preventing so many of our patients from accessing the treatments they need to lead healthy and productive lives. The action team's st…

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  7. Substance Use Disorder

    Substance Use Disorder Prevention & Treatment Campaign Doctors for America formed a team to help address substance use disorder. Our team leaders are co-chairs Christine Petrine, MD, MPH; Rashad Smith, MD, along with our Copello Fellows, Harithsa Asuri, MD; Rohit Abraham, MD, MPH.  Webinars and Other Resources Story Portal Christine Petrine, MD, MPH: Christine Petrine,&nbs…

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  8. Flint Water Crisis

    Doctors Urge Congress to Respond to the Flint Water Crisis ** Act Now: Sign our letter urging Congress to respond to the Flint Water crisis. ** The Flint water crisis is a health and human rights issue. As doctors and medical students across the country, we know that we cannot keep our patients healthy if the very water they drink is harmful. We also know that ha…

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  9. Racial Disparities

    First Ever Racism Forum in NYC Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare exist and because they are associated with worse outcomes in many cases, are unacceptable. That is why Doctors for America, on March 12th, joined partners with the Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the New York City Health System at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for a day-long action-oriented…

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  10. Womxn's Health

    Womxn’s Health Work Group The Womxn’s Health Work Group is a group of interdisciplinary providers of all specialties and fields of medicine who have come together to advocate for the health of all those who identify as womxn, including cis, trans, and gender non-conforming.  Steering CommitteeMeghana Rao, MD (email); Bijou Basu, MD-PhD Candidate (email); Libby Bened…

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