Advocacy

Count on the Dallas Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association to advocate for physicians as legislation and administrative actions that impact physicians are deliberated. There is strength in numbers when it comes to advocacy, and when you are a member of organized medicine in Texas, you will never go it alone. 

Get involved. The show of a collective effort of DCMS physicians is extremely important. Members provide a powerful common voice protecting patients, physicians, and their relationship, while serving as thought leaders and conveners to model positive change. DCMS physicians are involved in influencing legislation as it pertains to the quality of care delivered to patients. Click to learn more about the DCMS Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Committee.

Physicians need to be involved in all phases of the legislative process. If you would like to join your colleagues in Austin or get involved at any level, contact DCMS.

RNA COVAHC Provider Survey open until November 15, 2022

As part of a 2021 legislative mandate, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is funding a survey to collect feedback from physicians and health care professionals regarding access to COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Confidence (COVHAC) Survey: A Rapid Community Assessment in Texas, is open until Nov. 15. It is being conducted by The University of Texas (UT) at Tyler Health Science Center in collaboration with the UTHealth Science Center at Houston. Researchers say the information captured in the questionnaire “will be used in a report to the Texas Legislature as mandated by Rider 33, in addition to informing future programming and policy with the overall goal of increasing trust of and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.” Physicians interested in taking the roughly 10-minute, anonymous survey can do so online. 


Previous Events with Elected Officials

Reception for Chairman Jeff Leach
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6-7:30pm
Home of Dr. Stephen Sarmiento, 5325 Tate Ave., Plano, TX 75093
More information.

Stop the Bleed & Basic First Aid Training Session with State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos & DCHHS
Saturday, June 25, 2022,10am-2pm
Dallas College Richland Campus, 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75243
More info here.

Town Hall with Senator Nathan Johnson
Sunday, May 22, 2022, 3-4:30pm
4332 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX, 75229 (Semones Family YMCA)
RSVP here.

Fundraising Reception Honoring Dawn Buckingham, MD 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 5:30-7pm
3201 Wendover Rd, Dallas, TX, 75214
RSVP by email.

Fundraising Luncheon Honoring Phil King
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 12-1:30 PM
Sevy's Grill: 8201 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, 75225
RSVP to Jackson Miller at (214) 749-4792 or by email.

A Reception Benefitting Congresswoman Kay Granger
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Lancaster Theater: 300 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX, 76051
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sara Bonjean at (202) 680-8625 or by email.

Drew Springer State Senator Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6-7pm
4285 Glenhurst Lane, Frisco, TX, 75033
RSVP to Zach Jones

These events are provided as a courtesy to DCMS members who may be interested in attending. These events are posted at the request of DCMS member physicians who may be involved or hosting the event. DCMS does not necessarily endorse the candidate or the event.

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US senators represent the entire state. Texas' current US senators are Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz.