Advocating for Minnesota Physicians

Advocacy is at the core of the MMA’s work. The focus of our advocacy is to make Minnesota the healthiest state and the best place to practice medicine. As the voice of medicine in Minnesota, the MMA needs the support and involvement of physicians to succeed.


MMA Advocacy Toolkit

Physicians are advocates for patients every day. But to affect broad change, physicians will need to take advocacy from the exam room to the hearing room. Here’s how to do it in four steps:


Key Issues

The MMA supports physicians and patients through advocacy on crucial issues affecting the health of Minnesotans and the practice of medicine. Our current advocacy priorities are:

Legislative Action

The MMA actively advances its agenda and defends medicine and patient care at the Minnesota Capitol. Our legislative priorities are:

Legal & Regulatory Action

Advocacy doesn’t just happen at the Capitol. Our work with state agencies, regulatory boards and the courts is critical to making Minnesota the healthiest state and best place to practice medicine. Our key legal and regulatory work addresses:

Payer & Community Action

Advocacy also happens outside of government and the public sector. The MMA advocates for medicine and health through interactions with insurers, community organizations, media, business groups, and community organizations. Our key work in this area addresses:


The MMA frequently provides testimony or comments on the issues that matter to Minnesota’s physicians and patients.