Healthcare Equity Advocacy
Funding of public health and related services is also an important area of advocacy, which is dependent on annual state agency budgeting. On February 17th, the Governor outlined a budget for fiscal year 2022 with some new revenue streams and new use of current revenue streams, which will all be subject to negotiations through the legislative appropriation committees. Click here for more details on current proposed appropriations for primary and rural health.
Scope of Legislative Advocacy
Government relations advocacy at the Illinois state capitol building for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians requires vigilant tracking of legislation and regulatory activity on a variety of policy areas, including but not limited to:
Scope of Practice
Medicare & Medicaid
Preventive Care & Medical Screenings
Controlled Substances & Opioids
Immunizations & Vaccines
With the start of a new legislative session on January 28th, issues have continued to be tracked that impact Illinois Academy of Family Physician members, and will be regularly updated below for members to follow along during the legislative session, which ends on May 31st.