Our Communities

As doctors, our voices are always more likely to be heeded, and worth listening to, when those voices are heard in harmony with the voices of our patients, their families and the communities where we practice and live.  We are strongest when we stand with and for our patients and are working to meet the broad range of needs that impact their health.

We fulfill our duty to advocate best when that advocacy takes place both in the care setting and beyond, moving out into communities, political institutions and centers of learning and debate, where we can speak to betterment of conditions that research clearly demonstrates determine the health prospects of our patients:  environment, employment, housing, education, community safety, recreational opportunities, public space, adequate social services and avenues to democratic participation and citizenship that are all factors in promoting wellness.