Setting Priorities. Taking Action. Making Change.
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.
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
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 Board of Trustees