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Federal Legislative Priorities

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September 1, 2017

ACS advocacy-related activities for the first half of 2017 are described, and updates on the CoC and Stop the Bleed initiatives are provided.

Federal Legislative Priorities

Using advocacy to advance ACS policy priorities for surgeons and their patients

Describes how a bill becomes a law, the four congressional committees that have jurisdiction over most health care legislation, and how ACS DAHP tracks relevant legislation.

Physicians gathered outside the Wisconsin Senate Chamber for Wisconsin Doctor Day 2017

ACS Chapter Lobby Days Program: Surgeons work the halls of state capitols to advocate for the profession

The advocacy-related activities of several ACS chapters this year—many supported by the ACS Chapter Lobby Day Grant program—are summarized.

Latin America

Acute care surgery’s role in expanding the surgical workforce in Latin America

The link between LCoGS indicator 2 and acute care surgery education and training are outlined as is acute care surgery’s role in responding to World Health Assembly resolution 68.15.

Dr. Zalamea (left) performing a right inguinal hernia repair on a young boy in Victorias, December 8, 2015

International volunteerism: Dr. Zalamea leads collaborative mission in the Philippines

Describes two collaborative international volunteerism programs that provide care to underserved patients in the Philippines.


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