IMPACT is a non-partisan, independent political action committee established by the Tennessee Medical Association aimed at the election and retention of pro-medicine candidates.
The IMPACT Committee consists of nine physician members (one from each Tennessee Congressional District), three physician at-large committee members (one from each Grand Region – West, Middle, East), plus one TMA Alliance (TMAA) member and one Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA) member. In addition, the committee may include one Young Physician Section representative, one resident and one student representative. All appointments to the IMPACT Committee are made by the TMA Board of Trustees.
The committee is responsible for reviewing and approving campaign contributions with advice from TMA lobbyists regarding how legislators vote on Capitol Hill and whether they are supportive of physician healthcare issues. IMPACT contributions are given to legislators who are friendly to medicine and sit on important committees and/or hold leadership roles.