Get Equipped to Advocate

Minnesota family medicine residents, medical students and practicing family docs are invited to get equipped to advocate effectively for your patients and family medicine at our Intro to Advocacy workshop.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Two options to participate

Saturday, January 25
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Onsite registration ONLY (after January 20).

Tuesday, February 4
6:00 – 8:30 pm

Participants will hear from legislative reps and a number of powerhouse MAFP members, staff and leaders. You’ll leave with valuable tools you can put into practice and gain access to resources and support for your own advocacy efforts.

What you’ll learn

  • The role of physicians in advocacy/policy
  • The importance of story
  • How to deliver your message
  • The role of the MAFP House of Delegates and resolutions in guiding our work
  • What tools and resources are available to you to support your efforts

What others are saying

Intro to Advocacy is a chance for residents and students to encounter a few of the vast number of ways family physicians can advocate. It’s a great way to get plugged in and meet family docs and other residents from around the state who are passionate about making positive change in our health care system. Plus, there’s always amazing food & drink.

-Lauren Williams, MD, MAFP Vice Speaker of the House

Questions? Contact Director of Advocacy & Engagement Jami Burbidge, MAM, 952-224-3874,

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Posted by: Emie Buege, communications

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