Advocacy is becoming an increasingly important role for physicians, and there is extraordinary value to becoming effective advocates on behalf of our patients. Until recently, advocacy was not a formal part of medical school or residency curricula. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published an extensive overview of advocacy for the pediatrician.1 This online guide breaks down legislative reform efforts into individual, community, state, and federal levels. We focus here on state and federal legislative advocacy, the practice of taking a position, and initiating actions in a legislative arena so as to deliberately influence policy choices.2 Health law can have a profound impact on a physician’s practice of medicine, and there is a general call for physicians to become advocates for changes in public policy.3 However, there is little in standard medical journals outlining how medical personnel may specifically advocate for changes in laws that affect...

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