ADVOCACY PRIORITIES

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