This past spring I was chosen to participate in the Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship. I am honored to be part of this program that is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
It is a fantastic program that explores topics such as scope of practice, paying for healthcare, individual state issues, federal agencies, vulnerable populations, disaster healthcare, medical education, urban health and advocacy.
There are many reasons why every physician should be familiar with healthcare policy. The Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship recognizes this and its members seek to inform health policy discussions at the federal, state and local level.
There are many key issues affecting healthcare in the United States. Currently, no one factor may be more important than ongoing healthcare inflation. Intelligent health policy can ensure affordable healthcare while maximizing access to quality, and creating healthier communities.
I accept the challenge of the Healthcare Policy Fellowship . I plan to work for positive change and keep the conversation regarding affordable, accessible healthcare, that improve the lives of all Americans, moving in the right direction.