American College of Physicians : Internal Medicine

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Internists Urge DHS to Prioritize Health of All U.S. Residents

Statement attributable to:
Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACP
President, American College of Physicians

Washington, DC (December 11, 2018) – The American College of Physicians (ACP) strongly opposes the changes that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to the public charge policy because they would put the health of children, their families, and public health at risk.

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In Wake of Recent Reports, Internists Call for Immediate Action to Address Climate Change

Statement attributable to:Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACPPresident, American College of Physicians

Washington, DC (November 29, 2018) — In light of three recent reports, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is deeply concerned about the negative impact that climate change is having on public health and patients, and that these effects will worsen without immediate action.

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American College of Physicians names new Vice President for Medical Education

Philadelphia, November 28, 2018 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has named Tabassum Salam, MD, FACP, as the organization’s Vice President for Medical Education, effective December 3, 2018.

ACP made the selection after a national search for the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. Dr. Salam succeeds Sean McKinney, who retired in June.

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American College of Physicians releases principles to guide patient partnership in health care

New ACP position paper details how patient-centered care can improve outcomes

Philadelphia, November 27, 2018 – In a new position paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a set of principles that aims to solidify the role of patients and families in their care plans.

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Internists and Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Awarded Grant to Embed Racial Equity into Their Climate Resilience Work

Washington, DC (November 19, 2018) — Advancing racial equity in their climate resilience work is the goal of two medical organizations recently accepted for a learning program.

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How ACP members can support current disaster recovery and aid efforts

The California wildfires are now being called the worst in the state's history. ACP is communicating with our members and regional chapter leadership in the affected areas and will provide any support and resources we can during this difficult time.

Ways to help those affected by the California wildfires:

- Support wildfire victim relief through Physicians for a Healthy California

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