What to Do With That Policy Paper (and Why)

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In this editorial we describe the clinician/administrator/researcher experience of frustration or confusion around how to effectively advocate for policy change in health care. By the end of the piece the reader will (a) understand the importance of health professionals’ ad-vocacy; (b) know how to use policy papers to advocate; and (c) understand how policy organizations use policy papers. We also discuss the National Academies of Medicine, Science, & Engineering High Quality Primary Care report as an example of a policy pa-per, introduce our new coeditors for the Policy and Management Department, and describe the Collaborative Family Health Care Association’s new policy principles.