TMA's Grassroots Network gives physicians an outlet to make sure their voice is heard on Capitol Hill and across the state. On average, the Tennessee General Assembly files 300 pieces of legislation each year that affect the healthcare industry. The Grassroots Network helps physicians proactively and strategically leverage their medical expertise into political persuasion, create and maintain productive relationships with legislators, and directly influence legislation that affects their practices, their profession and their patients.
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IMPACT is a non-partisan, independent political action committee established by TMA aimed at the election and retention of pro-medicine candidates. To learn more about the committee and how to donate, click here.
Ways You Can Get Involved
Doctor of the Day
TMA works with the General Assembly each legislative session to provide volunteer physicians to serve the medical needs of lawmakers and their staff. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to interact with legislators in Nashville for one day and get a first-hand look at the legislative process, while giving back to the public servants who support physicians' issues.
Day on the Hill
TMA’s annual policy briefing and lobby day in Nashville connects physicians directly with lawmakers so they can advocate for their patients and discuss major issues affecting the medical profession in Tennessee.
While TMA’s lobbyists work hard to develop relationships with legislators and other elected officials, nothing carries more weight than physicians themselves getting engaged in the process. Activism among members – especially those who are constituents who live and/or work in a senator's or representative’s district – is an effective way to build political allies and secure committee votes when issues arise.
Dialogues in the District
TMA organizes small group meetings and events with key legislators and constituents on their home turf, which is an opportune time for physicians to get valuable face time with elected officials. This localized approach allows physicians and legislators to develop more meaningful, productive relationships.