IAFP Lobbying

Summer & Fall 2022 Advocacy

After the 2022 regular legislative session was completed, several public policy issues received significant attention as a result of various societal events. In response, both major political parties proposed legislation or encouraged discussion for updates to Illinois law regarding abortion, gun violence, and mental health. In preparation for legislative hearings on these public policy topics, IAFP has prepared statements to the Illinois General Assembly to help advise and advocate for family physicians:


Overall Scope of 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

  • Telehealth Services

  • Medicare & Medicaid

  • Preventive Care & Medical Screenings

  • Controlled Substances & Opioids

  • Tobacco & Related Products

  • Immunizations & Vaccines

  • Workforce Development

  • Healthcare Equity

  • Mental Health