|Information to Contact Congress for PMR Program Directors|
ACPM has created a grassroots advocacy campaign targeting the August congressional recess designed to strengthen support for increased federal funding for preventive medicine residency (PMR) training programs. As a PMR training director, you are best positioned to communicate the need for enhanced federal support to your elected officials.
Congress has a lot of work to do before the year's end. A large part of that work will be focused on making funding decisions for federal fiscal year (FY) 2014, which begins on October 1, 2013. The August congressional recess provides a prime opportunity for members of Congress to hear why federal investments in PMR training programs are important to federal efforts aimed at improving population health.
See below for all the necessary information for you to call or email your Senators/Representative to request a meeting with your district office staff or, ideally, your Senator/Representative when they are visiting their district office.
ACPM plans to have a Senator and Representative draft a letter to President Barack Obama urging that he allocate dollars from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to PMR training programs. The specific request of your elected officials will be that they sign on to the House and Senate letter. More information on this will be forthcoming.
National PMR Resident Statistics (State-specific information is listed in the table below)
If you have further questions, please contact Paul Bonta, ACPM Associate Executive Director