Tag Archive for ‘ACS advocacy’

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.

summit2_advocates

Key ACS issues, including health care reform, dominate 2017 Advocacy Summit

An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2017 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit summarizes key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Matthews

Surgeons voice legislative priorities at 2016 Advocacy Summit

An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2016 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided, including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.

Kristen Zarfos

Political advocacy in surgery: The case for individual engagement

The successful efforts of two surgeon advocates are highlighted in this article, and guidelines for surgeons considering a role in health policy advocacy are provided.

A Fellow’s perspective on the Summit: Why are you here? To lead, to advocate, and to connect

Kathryn A. Hughes, MD, FACS, provides an ACS Fellow’s perspective on the 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.

Retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal,

2015 Advocacy program: Attendees learn the power of a unified voice

An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.

1. Participant Room shot

2014 Advocacy program: Attendees learn about traditions that influence legislative outcomes

Presented in conjunction with the ACS Leadership program, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy voice. More than 280 surgeons attended meetings on Capitol Hill to confer with their legislators and congressional staff on key issues of importance to the College.

Figure 1. Number of program attendees by year

Health policy program produces surgeon advocates and leaders

This article summarizes the effectiveness of the Heller Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management as revealed by a survey of ACS Fellows who received scholarships from 2003 to 2012.

Contact

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Archives

Download the Bulletin App


Get it on Google Play