Advocacy & Legislative Priorities

The ACOFP’s advocacy and legislative initiatives focus on those issues that impact osteopathic family physicians and their patients through the efforts of the Washington D.C. based lobbying firm Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird provides bipartisan, dedicated legislative and regulatory advocacy services to health care stakeholders with issues before Congress and the Administration. They deliver comprehensive health law and policy services targeted to the advocacy needs of major players in the health care system. 


The 2018 Principles of Health Care System Reform lists the details of the important issues and state its position in representing osteopathic family physicians.

Focus Areas

•  Family Physician Shortage
•  Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs Through Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Model of Care
•  Vulnerable Populations
•  Opioid Crisis


ACOFP has submitted comment letters to several government departments on important issues which impact the future of osteopathic family medicine.