ACPNJ Advocacy Center

As physicians caring directly for patients, our mission must include advocacy and social justice.

The voices of physicians, individually and even more so collectively, have enormous power to affect change as we are trusted, informed, and dedicated to the needs and rights of others who are often lack that voice.

Advocacy also can directly and positively impact your practice of medicine as ACPNJ supports issues with direct relevancy to patient care and physician careers.

Becoming an advocate for subjects about which you are passionate has the added benefit of shifting your locus of control from the passive recipient of change to an active driver of that change.

Such a perspective can minimize burnout and reinvigorate careers. ACP NJ has been effectively interacting with legislators to affect needed policy change and help our patients. We are passionately committed to advocacy and welcome you to join our efforts.

For more information on our advocacy initiatives or to join the Health and Public Policy Committee, please contact Committee Chair Lisa Cerceo, MD.

2023 Leadership Day

Advocacy in Action

We in New Jersey have an outstanding opportunity to take part in ACP's annual advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., as well as here at home all year long.

ACPNJ Delegation visiting Rep. Frank Pallone during the 2019 Leadership Day.

Please stand with us and advocate for our patients, our practices and our profession!

Important advocacy events include Leadership Day - ACP Services Inc.'s annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill, and ACP's annual State of the Nation's Healthcare briefing.

2022 Virtual Advocacy Day

Thank you for participating in the 2022 Virtual Advocacy Day!


  • 8:30 AM – From idea to Action: The Logistics of Physician Advocacy - Claudine Leone, JD

  • 9:00 AM
    – Setting Our SIGHTS - Elizabeth Cerceo, MD

  • 9:45 AM
    – Break

  • 10:00 AM
    – Legislator(s) Address - Speakers TBD

  • 11:00 AM
    – Q&A

Advocacy News

In New Jersey, Landmark Bill Updates Requirements, Increases Transparency in Prior Authorization Process

By ACP New Jersey | February 29, 2024

Feb. 23, 2024 (ACP) — Advocacy by members of the American College of Physicians played a major role in pushing forward a landmark bill in New Jersey to update requirements and standards for the use of prior authorization by insurers.

“ACP members in New Jersey and our Health and Public Policy Committee were instrumental in passage of this legislation,” said Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo, an associate professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and chair of the committee…

Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act!

By ACP New Jersey | February 2, 2024

Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 4942/S. 665, the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act, which allows states to sponsor foreign-trained physicians to work in medically underserved areas in exchange for a waiver of the physicians’ two-year foreign residence requirement.

ACPNJ Needs Your Help NOW!

By ACP New Jersey | November 17, 2023

ACP-NJ needs your help NOW to support the reform of prior authorization in New Jersey

The New Jersey Legislature has until the first week in January 2024 to pass legislation (A-1255/S1794) to address many of the aspects of the prior authorization process that come between a physician and their patients which can ultimately delay patient care.