Policy & Advocacy

At the New Hampshire Medical Society, we provide a unified voice for physicians in the state of New Hampshire.

We are committed to advocating for important issues affecting physicians, medicine, and their patients on both the federal and state level. The NHMS Legislative Committee and Public Health Committee continuously monitor legislation and policy initiatives that may affect physicians’ practice environments and access to care. We monitor, attend and testify at public hearings before the Legislature, and organize physician rallies on topics of particular significance to the Society's members. Our advocacy work is always centered around our mission - advocating for New Hampshire physicians and the betterment of public health.

If you are interested in getting involved in this work, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Director of Advocacy, Ava Hawkes, at 603-406-5270 or ava.hawkes@nhms.org.

NHMS Members receive regular communications about NHMS advocacy efforts.  Join today!

Contact Your Elected Officials:

The following resources are useful in contacting your elected officials here in New Hampshire:


Governor’s Office:  www.governor.nh.gov

NH State Senate (24 members):  www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate

NH House of Representatives (400 members):  www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house

What State Senate District am I in? https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/members/wml.aspx

What NH House District am I in? https://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/


U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D):  www.shaheen.senate.gov

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D):  https://www.hassan.senate.gov/

Congressman Chris Pappas (D-District 1): https://pappas.house.gov/

Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-District 2): https://kuster.house.gov/

What Congressional District am I in? www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NH

Helpful Links:

NH Legislature: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/

Quick Bill Search: https://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status/quickSearch.aspx

NH House Committees: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/standingcommittees.aspx

State Senate Committees: https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/committees/senate_committees.aspx

NH State Laws (RSAs): https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/nhtoc.htm

NHMS is grateful for all the time and effort our members and their staff put into supporting or opposing key pieces of legislation. The live testimony, letters, emails and phone calls from physicians have a profound impact on legislators. Thank you for your continued help and support.

2020 NHMS Legislative Session Wrap-up

We summarize annually our collective efforts in our Legislative Reports. Past NHMS Legislative Reports:

2019 NHMS Legislative Session Wrap-up

2018 NHMS Legislative Summary

2017 NHMS Legislative Summary

2016 NHMS Legislative Summary

2015 NHMS Legislative Summary

2014 NHMS Legislative Summary

2013 NHMS Legislative Summary

2012 NHMS Legislative Summary

2011 NHMS Legislative Summary

2010 NHMS Legislative Summary

The Physicians' PAC (Political Action Committee) is a resource to NHMS members when seeking to support candidates running for office in New Hampshire. If you are an active member, you can login to get updates and learn more!

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