AMSA PremedFest 
University of Florida, 
Gainesville, FL
April 11-12, 2015

Health Policy

We, the next generation of physicians, recognize the need for greater political advocacy from the medical profession and are dedicated to serving patients through health policy reform. Guided by AMSA members’ values, as articulated in our Legislative Agenda, we will empower future physicians to engage their elected officials, their professors, and society-at-large to implement solutions to health care injustices. View our Legislative Agenda

Get Involved

Tools & Resources

  • The Activism Toolbox
    Need help organizing your event and getting the message out to the media? Find how-to guides for any of your programming needs.

  • Read Health Policy and a Pint
    Regularly updated, topical and accessible articles on current health policy issues. Grab a pint of your choice - beer, ice cream, oral rehydration salts - and catch up!

  • Students for a Better Healthcare System
    A campaign built around students delivering short and accessible presentations about health reform to non-medical audiences in their community, and our goal is to make this a national movement among students. This idea was borne out of the misinformation that shaped the ACA debate and from the realization that most people in our communities are unaware of what the ACA actually can do for them. We have two main goals: To describe how people can now access quality health insurance through the new marketplaces and to begin a broader discussion about how our healthcare system works, how it's broken, and why we need health reform. We hope to empower people to more confidently navigate the health care system, and to advocate for the future changes.

Visit AMSA's Legislative Action Center to take action
on AMSA Legislative and Health Policy initiatives.

Committee Leadership

Stefanie Smith
Stefanie Smith

Health Policy Chair
Justin Neisler
Justin Neisler
LGBT Policy & Liaison Coordinator
Heidi Mock

Women's Policy & Liaison Coordinator
Neil Vallabh
Neil Vallabh
Global Health Policy Coordinator
Brian Sandine
Brandon Sandine

Care for
All Coordinator
Adrianna Hitchins
Adrianna Hitchins
Medical Education & Med Prof-

Current Campaigns

AMSA actively focuses on campaigns throughout the year that align with our organization's aspirations, mission and values.