Table 5.

Volunteer Advocacy/Lobbying Service Activities within Last 2 Years by Community Practice and Academic Family Physicians (N = 266)

Advocacy/lobbying activities% Participating
Community Practice(n = 145)Faculty(n = 121)P value
Interviewed on radio, television or for local newspaper on community health or other issues18.831.00.02
Lobbied government officials on community health or other issues16.030.40.01
Wrote a column, op-ed, or letter to editor in local media on a community health or other issue9.713.80.32
Gave testimony before legislative body (eg, town council) on community health or other issues4.28.60.15
Lifetime (mean participation)1.42.00.00