AACOM VP of Government Relations Presents at AACN Student Policy Summit

On March 24, AACOM Vice President of Government Relations Pamela Murphy, MSW, served as a panelist at the 2015 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Student Policy Summit. During the event, Pamela spoke to the work of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP)—a coalition that addresses education’s role in organizational matters of healthcare, encourages effective collaboration among the health professions in education and practice, and promotes Titles VII health professions training and VIII nursing workforce development programs under the Public Health Service Act.

AACOM Government Relations Attends 2015 Atlantic Health Forum

On March 18, AACOM Government Relations staff attended the 2015 Atlantic Health Forum in Washington, DC.  The Atlantic’s 7th annual Health Forum convened a group of physicians, technologists, researchers, business leaders, advocates, legislators, health policy thought leaders, and practitioners to examine the current trends in healthcare to discuss/understand how patient and physician experiences evolve as health practices and policies undergo change.

AACOM Vice President of Government Relations Presents at DO Day on Capitol Hill  
On March 5, Pamela Murphy, MSW, AACOM Vice President of Government Relations, presented to osteopathic medical students at the 2015 American Osteopathic Association’s DO Day on Capitol Hill on higher education issues of relevance and stressed the importance of advocacy during the current congressional negotiations on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

AACOM Government Relations Presents Legislative and Advocacy Presentation to WVSOM Students

On March 4, AACOM Vice President of Government Relations Pamela Murphy, MSW, AACOM Director of Congressional Affairs Mary-Lynn Bender, and AACOM Senior Policy Specialist Judith Mun delivered a presentation on AACOM’s current legislative and federal advocacy efforts at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). The presentation included an overview of the current federal political landscape, AACOM’s policy priorities, and tips and resources for students to enhance advocacy efforts. 

The panel focused on “Interprofessional Advocacy: Raising the Collective Voice for America’s Patients” and how collaboration leads to unified support for federal policies and programs. The panel also discussed how federal interprofessional advocacy impacts interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional professionalism (IPP). 

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March 2015
Vol. 9, No. 3