Physician Advocacy Survey
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this brief survey about your activities, challenges, and interest in advocacy.
Full Name (optional; you may opt to stay anonymous)
Title (MD, DO, MBBS, etc)
Affiliation (hospital, clinic, organization - also optional)
Which medical specialty do you primarily practice?
Obstetrics and gynecology
Community health center/FQHC
In which ways do you currently participate in patient advocacy, if any? (check all that apply)
One-on-one patient advocacy (navigating social determinants)
Community advocacy (organizing, working with community based organizations or nonprofits)
Legislative advocacy (testifying, communicating with representatives)
Participation in academy-organized advocacy (i.e. Advocacy Day, Rhode Island Medical Society)
Organizational advocacy (change internal policies/processes for patients)
Conducting research and translating data insights into policy
Writing about patient issues/trends (articles, books, op-eds, etc)
None of the above
Which barriers do you face with regard to advocacy? (check all that apply)
Constrained by organizational policies
I have ideas/intentions but do not have time in my schedule for advocacy
Lack advocacy skills/training
Organizational culture does not encourage advocacy
Engaging in politics puts my reputation and/or organizational reputation at risk
I do not face any barriers for advocacy
Which of the following would be useful if you have the interest/intention of integrating advocacy into your profession? (check all that apply)
Toolkit with action-oriented, succinct ways to advocacy in the context of Rhode Island
Brief (30 min) training, either in person or via video, on advocacy how-tos
Being paired with a trained medical student who can do the groundwork and support the implementation of an advocacy idea/agenda
Seeing examples of how other physicians have been able to integrate advocacy
Any questions, ideas, comments, stories with regard to physician advocacy in Rhode Island (optional)
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