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States Come Together to Be Partners in Progress

August 23, 2021

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Dozens of state components learned how to be “Partners in Progress” at the 2021 State Advocacy Forum, August 20–21 in Atlanta. More than 65 member volunteers and state leaders representing 30 states enjoyed two days of education and collaboration, with a handful also participating online.

The Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) was chosen to host the biennial event in recognition of its recent legislative successes. “We used the information we learned at the 2019 State Advocacy Forum to create the roadmap that led to our wins,” said Marit Sivertson, GPMA executive director, during a panel discussion in which the GPMA talked about its processes.

Throughout the event attendees shared common challenges and swapped solutions to address those challenges. Topics of discussion included:

  • scope-of-practice modernization;
  • oversight of physician extenders;
  • encouraging grassroots involvement; and
  • interacting with state legislators.

Look for more information about the 2021 State Advocacy Forum in the September/October issue of APMA News.

2021 State Advocacy Forum discussion
Attendees at the 2021 State Advocacy Forum in Atlanta discuss issues important to the profession.

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