Tag Archive for ‘advocacy’

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—July 2018

This month’s column looks at the ACS’ and the Commission on Cancer’s cancer-related advocacy priorities, including pediatric cancer research, colorectal cancer screening, and quality of life improvement.

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Get out the vote: Make a difference on issues of critical concern to surgery

Candidates and incumbents supported by the ACS Professional Association’s political action committee are the focus of this article, which also summarizes the College’s pre-election education resources.

Dr. Christmas

YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest: Weather the storm

The following essay is the winner of the YFA Advocacy & Issues Workgroup essay contest. This year’s contest focused on how young surgeons are achieving their personal best working within organized medicine by advocating to state and federal government officials for the safety and well-being of the surgical patient and/or for the surgeon.

Dr. Kevin Koo

YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest: Achieving our personal best through advocacy

The following essay is the winner of the YFA Advocacy & Issues Workgroup essay contest, which was on the topic of how they are achieving their personal best as a young surgeon working within organized medicine by advocating to state and federal government officials for the safety and well-being of the surgical patient and/or for the surgeon.

Expired and expiring ACA provisions

This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.

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