Advocacy

  • 2020 HAFP Conference Advocacy Appreciation Acknowledgements
    • Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli
    • Dr. Melanie Arakaki
    • Dr. Michelle Mitchell
    • Dr. Kelly Withy

  • 2019 – 2020
    • Supported tax credit for preceptors in legislature and education for applying this
    • Supported loan repayment legislation
    • Supported legislation for payment transformation
    • Submitted testimony for the Health Care GET exemption bill
    • Submitted Op-Ed to Star Advertiser on the physician shortage and payment transformation
    • Resolution submitted to the Congress of Delegates to have a blessing by indigenous people of the state where COD is held –IT PASSED! (2nd time that a Hawaii resolution has been submitted & passed)
    • Endorsed Marti Taba, MD, for an AAFP Commission Committee membership-she was elected to the Commission on Continuing Professional Development (term 12/15/19-12/14/230)

2018 – 2019

  • Resources for new opioid prescribing & management law
  • Resources on education for Medical Aid in Dying law
  • Supporting loan repayment legislation
  • Testified at DOH public hearing for new school exam and vaccination requirements
  • Resolution submitted to the Congress of Delegates regarding the regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Kelley Withy represents the HAFP!