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)