For members interested in advocacy and health policy, this committee will focus on highlighting locally relevant issues in healthcare access and provision, particularly for the Hispanic/Latino community as well as lobbying and having our voices heard by local policy-makers.
The main strategies for implementation include:
- Health forum opportunities to debate health policy positions of candidates in prominent roles in local and national government.
- Health policy education in partnership with Mentorship development and educational opportunities for mentees and all MOLA members.
- Partnership with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and encouraging leadership development in health policy for MOLA members
- Participation in regional and national policy forums to give a Latino voice to health policy issues impacting the Hispanic/Latino community and physicians.