Health Care Advocacy

A Guide for Busy Clinicians

  • Laura Sessums
  • Lyle Dennis
  • Mark Liebow
  • William Moran
  • Eugene Rich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lyle B. Dennis
    Pages 13-22
  3. Laura L. Sessums, Patricia F. Harris
    Pages 23-34
  4. Christopher P. McCoy, Lyle B. Dennis, Mark Liebow
    Pages 35-43
  5. Mark D. Schwartz
    Pages 45-56
  6. John R. Feussner
    Pages 57-68
  7. Kavita K. Patel, Harry P. Selker, Harry P. Selker
    Pages 79-91
  8. Mark Liebow, Tina Liebling
    Pages 93-99
  9. Michael B. Carr, Barbara Waters Roop, John D. Goodson
    Pages 101-112
  10. Eugene C. Rich, Laura L. Sessums, Lyle B. Dennis, William P. Moran, Mark Liebow
    Pages 113-124
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 125-129

About this book


It is critical for today's clinicians to understand the process of health policy advocacy. Outside influences, from the advent of managed care in the 1980s to recent health care reforms, have an enormous impact on the care clinicians are able to provide their patients.  Clinical training often does not address the advocacy process or teach advocacy skills, leaving lawyers and politicians to argue for policies that affect the day to day work of health care providers.

Health Care Advocacy: A Guide for Busy Clinicians is an introduction to health policy advocacy designed to give workin clinicians the knowledge and skills they need to become confident advocates. Topics discussed include:

-Tools and resources to build advocacy skills

-Advocacy in the legislative and executive branches

-State and local advocacy

-Establishing a policy focus at the association level

-Building partnerships and coalition advocacy

Endorsed by the Society of General Internal Medicine


Advocacy Clinicians Health Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Sessums
    • 1
  • Lyle Dennis
    • 2
  • Mark Liebow
    • 3
  • William Moran
    • 4
  • Eugene Rich
    • 5
  1. 1., General Internal MedicineWalter Reed Army Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis AssociatesWashingtonUSA
  3. 3., General Internal MedicineMayo Foundation for Medical Education anRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Rutledge Tower, 12th FloorMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  5. 5., Center on Health Care EffectivenessMathematica Policy InstituteWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6913-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6914-9
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