Health Policy Committee

Health Policy Committee Leaders

Chair

RJ Sontag, MD

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Chair-Elect

Sushant Kapoor, DO

Christiana Care Health System
Contact Sushant

Vice Chair

Kirstin W Scott

Harvard Medical School

Vice Chair

Kenneth Kim

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Vice Chair

Owais Durrani, DO

University of Texas Health at San Antonio

Vice Chair

Valerie Pierre, MD

Brookdale University Medical Center

Vice Chair

Clifford Marks, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York

Vice Chair

Ashley Tarchione

University of Nevada

Vice Chair

Hannah Gordon, MD

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Staff Liaison

Cathey Wise

EMRA Executive Director
Contact Cathey

Director of Health Policy

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Kings County Hospital | SUNY Downstate
Contact Angela

Chair

RJ Sontag, MD

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Contact RJ

Chair-Elect

Sushant Kapoor, DO

Christiana Care Health System
Contact Sushant

Vice Chair

Kirstin W Scott

Harvard Medical School

Vice Chair

Kenneth Kim

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Vice Chair

Owais Durrani, DO

University of Texas Health at San Antonio

Vice Chair

Valerie Pierre, MD

Brookdale University Medical Center

Vice Chair

Clifford Marks, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York

Vice Chair

Ashley Tarchione

University of Nevada

Vice Chair

Hannah Gordon, MD

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Staff Liaison

Cathey Wise

EMRA Executive Director
Contact Cathey

Director of Health Policy

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Kings County Hospital | SUNY Downstate
Contact Angela

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Intro to Health Policy slides presented at the 2019 ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC)

EMRA and ACEP Young Physicians Section present a health policy primer at the annual ACEP LAC, Emergency Medicine's advocacy conference on the Hill in Washington, DC. This is the annotated slide presentation from the Intro to Health Policy lecture at LAC 2019 presented by EMRA Director of Health Policy, Angela G. Cai, and YPS Legislative Director, Puneet Gupta.

Slide Presentationpdf 4.45 MB
Annotated Slide Presentationpdf 2.91 MB

Please feel free to learn and share for educational purposes with appropriate credits, for example: Cai, AG and Gupta, P. Intro to Health Policy. Slide presentation at: ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference; May, 2019; Washington, DC. Retrieved from https://www.emra.org/globalassets/emra/be-involved/be-an-advocate/lac19_primer_intro_final_online_notes.pdf

Real Stories on How Health Policy Impacts Our Patients

The future of Emergency Medicine is bright, as our residents engage in making their patients' lives better. Check out their health care advocacy stories below.

Health Policy Virtual Mentorship

If you have an interest in Health Policy but do not have adequate mentorship at your home institution, we can help! Use this form to sign up for a mentor - or to serve as one.

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As a resident, you get joint memberships in both EMRA and ACEP - so make sure you're aware and informed of what the ACEP Health Policy Section is doing!

When you set up your EMRA/ACEP membership, you get (2) section memberships for free - one to the ACEP Young Physician Section, and one of your choice. Why not make that choice Health Policy?

Additional ACEP section fees are half off - only $20

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EMRA's Advocacy Toolkit

EMRA Advocacy Lecture Series

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Health Policy Basics

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HP Journal Club

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Health Policy Basics

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EMRA Fellowship Guide

Chapter 11 Health Policy Fellowship

Healthy policy fellowships strive to educate future physician leaders who will be effective change agents within the health care system and ultimately serve to shape the future health care landscape. This is accomplished through the development of academic, clinical, and professional skillsets. EM providers, with their experience at the gateway to health care and broad clinical training, are uniquely qualified to serve in this capacity.

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Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook

Published: April, 2019

Health policy plays a critical role in the success of every emergency physician. Be an informed, active advocate for yourself and your patients! EMRA’s Advocacy Handbook, 5th ed., will give you the knowledge and context you need to discuss the policy issues affecting the way you practice medicine. Produced with the help of an educational grant from US Acute Care Solutions, this book offers a clear path to becoming a savvy advocate.

Coming soon on Amazon and the ACEP Bookstore!

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