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IMGs Are Critical to Addressing U.S. Physician Shortages and to Forthcoming HELP Committee Health Workforce Legislation

Intealth responded to recently introduced legislation that would help U.S. patients in rural and other underserved communities by addressing nationwide health care workforce shortages, particularly in primary care. International medical graduates (IMGs) — both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals — currently make up approximately one quarter of the U.S. physician workforce and play an important …(read more)

Diversity Is Essential to U.S. Health Care

William W. Pinsky, MD, FAAP, FACC
CEO, Intealth

The value of diversity in our health workforce is well documented. In many cases, patients are more likely to engage with the health care system and to comply with treatment plans when their providers are from similar backgrounds. For some, multilingual providers can be a deciding factor in their ability to access care. In short, …(read more)

Intealth Supports Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act

Intealth has joined a coalition of more than 80 health care and medical education organizations across the country in support of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2023 (H.R. 2389/S. 1302).   This bipartisan legislation is crucial to expanding the physician workforce and to ensuring that patients across the country are able to access quality …(read more)

Intealth Selects Seasoned Government Relations Professional to Advance Advocacy Efforts for International Medical Graduates

Intealth™ has named Matthew Shick, JD, as Assistant Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer. Shick, a seasoned government relations veteran, will focus on enhancing Intealth’s advocacy efforts on behalf of international medical graduates (IMGs) and the vital role they play in health care quality and accessibility across the United States. Shick will join Intealth …(read more)

A Duty to Remember: Bearing Witness in the War for Ukraine

William W. Pinsky, MD, FAAP, FACC
CEO, Intealth

This week marks one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, an act that has ushered in a new era of needless loss of life and profound suffering. The impacts of this aggression extend far beyond the borders of Ukraine. The entire region is forever changed, bearing the indelible marks of refugee crises, societal damage, …(read more)

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