Emergency Medicine Action Fund

In February 2011, ACEP launched the Emergency Medicine Action Fund to generate additional financial support for our ongoing advocacy activities in Washington, DC.

ACEP President Sandra Schneider announced this new initiative that will allow anyone interested in advancing emergency care to pool our resources and collectively work to positively impact the regulatory implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA).

*The Action Fund intends to use contributor funds only for items typically deductible as business expenses (check with your tax advisor to determine tax deductibility). This would enable ACEP to use other existing resources for non-deductible legislative activity.  

This is an inclusive effort and all contributions are needed. The Emergency Medicine Action Fund allows sections, chapters and other groups of like-minded physicians to ban their individual contributions together and create a coalition eligible to have a seat on the Board of Governors. See a list of participants who have contributed and organizations that have agreed to join forces.

Find out more about the Action Fund’s goals, contribution levels, and governance structure

The Action Fund serves a different purpose than NEMPAC. NEMPAC, our National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee, gives contributions to candidates who listen to our needs and effect positive change in Congress. But it can be used only to support candidates.

The Emergency Medicine Action Fund will give us the tools to proactively address the challenges posed by this sweeping health care system reform. Evolving practice models and demonstration projects, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments, are just two critical areas where we need to focus our efforts to bolster support for emergency medicine.

If you have questions about the specifics of the Emergency Medicine Action Fund, please contact Gordon Wheeler, ACEP’s Associate Executive Director, at 800-320-0610, ext. 3016.

How to Contribute

Complete this contribution form and mail it to:

Emergency Medicine Action Fund
PO Box 619911
Dallas, TX 75261-9911

Contributions can be made as an individual, as part of a coalition combining resources, or as a physician group.

Please call 800-798-1822 to make a contribution over the phone or for questions about the contribution process.

Thank you for helping to influence the regulatory process and shape the future of emergency medicine.

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