About the Council on Long Range Planning & Development (CLRPD)


The AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD) studies and evaluates the long-range objectives and policy development process in order to make recommendations to the AMA Board of Trustees on the strategic issues related to AMA's vision, goals and priorities.

The council's 5 main functions are: 

  • To study and make recommendations on the long-range objectives of the AMA
  • To advise the board of trustees on strategies to reach the AMA's long-range objectives
  • To study anticipated changes in the environment of medicine and how they relate to the decision-making centers of the AMA
  • To identify and evaluate ways to enhance the AMA's policy development process, make policy positions readily accessible and provide support to the AMA's outreach, communications and advocacy activities
  • To evaluate the formation or change of any member group or section and make recommendations to the AMA House of Delegates

Access the Health Care Trends learning modules through the AMA's Education Center to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  for each chapter reviewed. Non-physicians can receive certificates of participation.

These modules analyze data on health care issues, identifies related trends and suggests implications for patients, physicians and health care entities.

Learn more about the Council on Long Range Planning & Development's responsibilities and activities.

The council welcomes your comments, questions and input on our current projects.

Council on Long Range Planning and Development

American Medical Association

330 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 43-602

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Susan Close, RN, Director, Long Range Health Care Trends

(312) 464-4836 or [email protected]