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

  • Access to Telehealth

  • Funding for Medical Research and Pandemic Research Recovery

  • Support for the COVID-19 Response

  • Protecting the 340B Program

Federal Legislative Endorsements

 

State Priorities

  • Access to Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Care

  • Access to Telehealth

  • Restoration of Medicaid Graduate Medical Education Funding

  • COVID-19 Response

State Legislative Endorsements

City Priorities

  • Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program

  • Implementation of Boston Health Equity Measure Set (BHEMS)

  • Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO)