Making Our Mission Happen

Advocacy is central to our work to make Minnesota the healthiest state and the best place to practice. Our advocacy efforts are grounded in our strategic plan, which aims to improve patient and population health, improve health equity, increase physician professional satisfaction and well-being, and empower physicians. The MMA deploys its influence broadly – at the Legislature, in the Courts, before state agencies, with health plans, and in communities.  

Key Initiatives

  • Facilitate prompt disclosure and improved resolution of adverse events and reduce the burden of malpractice lawsuits 

  • Reduce provisions in licensing, credentialing, or privileging processes that inhibit physicians from seeking personal healthcare services and support

  • Reduce the administrative burden of prior authorization

  • Reduce disruptions in patient medication coverage and reduce administrative prescribing burdens for physicians 

  • Leverage technology to improve patient access to care via telehealth services, including audio-only 

  • Improve documentation of and adherence to patients’ end-of-life wishes 

  • Reduce suicides, particularly with respect to the use of firearms

  • Reduce substance use disorder morbidity and mortality

  • Preserve access to reproductive health services, including abortion 

  • Reduce the boarding of mental health patients in emergency departments 

  • Reduce adverse health outcomes as a result of police brutality and negative police interactions 

  • Improve access to care for people experiencing homelessness   

Influencing Priorities 

MMA members enjoy a variety of ways to shape our priorities and policies. Your voice is important.  Here are just a few ways where members help shape MMA policy:  

  • The Pulse

  • Task Forces

  • Standing Committees

  • The Board of Trustees 

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Key Initiatives

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Key Initiatives

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