Interested in learning more about MSDC's advocacy efforts, or getting more involved in advocating for your profession? Contact our office to learn more or complete the form below!
The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with the Council of DC, the DC Departments of Health and Behavioral Health, the DC Boards of Medicine and Pharmacy, plus other members of the medical community.
The District has a different process for passing laws than the federal government. See "How a (DC) Bill Becomes a Law" for an overview of DC's policy-making process.
Keep track of upcoming advocacy events and hearing. Bookmark the MSDC calendar (found here) to see upcoming hearings and how you can testify. Or just contact MSDC/fill out the form below!
Keep track of MSDC legislation
Keep track of the bills moving through the Council that MSDC is tracking. View our online tracking sheet here
Advocacy Curriculum Articles
Advocacy Curriculum: How to Advocate Via Social Media
November 29, 2021
Social media can be an effective advocacy tool to convince policymakers on an issue - but like an in-person meeting it needs to be done right.Continue Reading
Advocacy Curriculum: Using Scary Stories and Treats to Advocate Your Position
October 28, 2021
It's not scary to talk about an issue before a policymaker, but be prepared with treats rather than tricks to make your point.Continue Reading
Advocacy curriculum: How MSDC prioritizes bills in the Council
August 27, 2021
How does MSDC decide which bills in the Council to spend the most time on, and which to just watch?Continue Reading
Advocacy curriculum: How to advocate for medicine in (local) DC
June 26, 2021
How can you get more involved in MSDC's advocacy efforts? We have a few ideas!Continue Reading
Advocacy curriculum: Tips and tricks for meeting with a legislator
May 25, 2021
Like in medicine, a little preparation in advocacy saves future headaches.Continue Reading