Decades of Making a Difference
- May 24, 1922: AMA House of Delegates approves of the resolution establishing the Woman’s Auxiliary to the American Medical Association.
- 60 women from 17 states attended the first annual meeting.
- First organizational publication “The Bulletin” provided to members.
- The Right Side of Caduceus official presidential pin designed to be worn by the president and passed on to each succeeding presiding officer.
- National dues set at $5 per state.
- First Auxiliary speech to the AMA House of Delegates.
- “ The First Twelve Years” Women's Auxiliary to the American Medical Association historical reference book published.
- Annual Meeting registrants from all 48 states.
- Membership with affiliate organizations in 37 states.
- United States Federal Government National awards presented for volunteer support of price control and rationing during WWII.
- Dues are raised from 25 cents to $1.
- Expansion of the Auxiliary to 48 states with over 3,108,341 volunteer hours.
- Auxiliary supports the American Medical Education Foundation, now known as the AMA Foundation.
- Influential national grassroots action network expanded.
- “Operation Coffee Cup” Auxiliary recording by Ronald Regan supporting the King Anderson bill on Federal Health Care of The Aged.
- The Block Mother Plan for Children’s Safety program.
- K.O. Polio program promoting of immunizations and vaccinations.
- New magazine publication “MD Wife”.
- Membership opened to male spouses, resident physician’s spouses and medical student spouses.
- First Leadership Confluence held.
- Name changed to American Medical Association Auxiliary.
- Dues increased from $4 to $7.
- Auxiliary invited to White House by First Lady Nancy Reagan for “Drug Use and the Family” briefing as part of the “Just Say No” campaign.
- $1,742,931.68 presented to AMA Foundation from membership fundraising.
- “Days at the Capitol” held in 39 states.
- President Ronald Reagan and honors AMA Auxiliary for its drug prevention programs.
- Dues increased to $15.
- AMA Auxiliary officially becomes the AMA Alliance.
- October 11, 1995 SAVE (Stop America’s Violence Everywhere) program is launched.
- “Hands are Not For Hitting” and “I Can” health promotions series published with over a million copies distributed nationally.
- Presidents George H. Bush and William Clinton recognize AMA Alliance SAVE efforts.
- Dues increased to $25.
- Expansion of SAVE program with AMA Foundation grant for 50,000 conflict resolution puzzle.
- “I Can Handle Bullies” booklet and bookmark added to health promotion series.
- Legislative Education and Awareness Promotion (LEAP) Awards launched.
- President George W Bush recognizes SAVE program.
- AMA Alliance joins AMA National Advisory Council focusing on violence and abuse prevention.
- Partnership with American Legacy Foundation and grant utilization for “Screen Out” advocacy campaign for movies with smoking to be R rated.
- Dues increased to $50.
- Alliance Health Education Initiative (AHEI) established to promote community health education and charitable endeavors.
- AMA Alliance Grassroots Honor Fund established in conjunction with the AMA Physician of Tomorrow Endowment. First two $10,000 grants awarded in 2015, one in honor of John Lovin, past AMA Alliance treasurer.
- Organizational Focus on the Physician Family.
- Launch of Alliance in Motion and Physician Family magazines.
- National advocacy partnership with AMA addressing Opioid Abuse.