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COVID-19 Related Advocacy

Background

COVID-19 has caused a worldwide pandemic affecting all parts of the United States, the world and health care.

Where We Stand

ACP is advocating for measures that the federal government, state governments and private sector stakeholders can take to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and be better prepared for future public health challenges. These measures must include increased support for physicians, other health care workers and the health care system. Additionally, we must have equitable access and coverage for testing, treatments and vaccines.

Clinical Resources

COVID-19 Clinical Resources

These resources are meant to assist internal medicine physicians seeking to prepare and manage their response.
COVID-19 Clinical Resources

Practice Management Resources

COVID-19 Practice Management Resources

This toolkit is intended to help practices now and in the coming weeks make adjustments due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Practice Management Resources

Access to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

ACP has been advocating to ensure that physicians have an adequate supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) to keep themselves and their patients safe.

  • Policy 4/17/2020
  • Policy 4/1/2020

Latest Advocacy Efforts

Support for Physician Practices

ACP has been advocating for support for medical practices in order to alleviate the extreme financial and logistical strains that are being placed on practices.

  • Policy 4/1/2020
  • Policy 3/24/2020

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Coverage and Access for Testing and Treatment

ACP believes that access to testing and treatment is key to combatting COVID-19, adequate health insurance coverage for testing and treatment is a critical component of access.

  • Policy 7/25/2022
  • Policy 9/14/2021
  • Policy 9/14/2021
  • Policy 9/1/2021
  • Policy 8/16/2021
  • Policy 1/11/2021
  • Policy 11/24/2020
  • Policy 4/17/2020

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Public Health, Non-Discrimination, and Health System Capacity

ACP has been advocating for policies that will help to protect public health and preserve our health system capacity while fighting COVID-19.

  • Policy 9/14/2021
  • Policy 9/14/2021
  • Policy 8/16/2021
  • Policy 1/11/2021
  • Policy 7/13/2020
  • Policy 5/6/2020
  • Policy 4/17/2020
  • Policy 3/26/2020
  • Policy 3/26/2020

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GME & Other Physician Workforce Issues

A strong physician workforce is essential to combatting the threat of COVID-19.

Latest Advocacy Efforts

Prescription Drug Issues

ACP is concerned about the potential for drug shortages and price gouging while we are facing the threat of COVID-19.

Latest Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy with Congress on COVID-19 Legislation

Congress has passed several comprehensive pieces of legislation to address the national emergency created by COVID-19. ACP has advocated to ensure that physician priorities are addressed in this legislation and will continue to advocate for those priorities to be included in any future legislation.

Latest Advocacy Efforts


Search the ACP Policy Library

To access everything ACP has said related to access to care issues search all policy statements, copies of testimony, and letters to government and non-government officials.

Support for Physician Practices

Additional Advocacy Efforts

Public Health, Non-Discrimination, and Health System Capacity

Additional Advocacy Efforts

GME & Other Physician Workforce Issues

Additional Advocacy Efforts

Prescription Drug Issues

Additional Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy with Congress on COVID-19 Legislation

Additional Advocacy Efforts