COBTH works with our government relations colleagues at our members hospitals to advocate for academic medicine with our federal, state, and local representatives. Below are COBTH's current advocacy priorities - a small sample of the issues we monitor and work on each day. 

Federal Priorities

  • Graduate Medical Education Funding and the Physician Workforce

  • Funding for Medical Research

  • Continued Access to Telehealth Services

  • Protecting the 340B Program

Federal Legislative Endorsements


State Priorities

  • Ensuring Timely and Efficient Physician and Trainee Licensure 

  • Supporting Recent Migrant Arrivals 

  • Hospital Emergency Preparedness

  • Telehealth Coverage and Reimbursement 

State Legislative Endorsements

City Priorities

  • Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program

  • Supporting Recent Migrant Arrivals

  • Implementation of the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance 

  • Supporting Health Equity Efforts through the CHNA-CHIP Collaborative