Tag Archive for ‘state advocacy’

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Trauma care funding, scope of practice, and cancer prevention lead state legislative agendas

Summarizes developments in state legislation and identifies the resources available to surgeons who want to participate in regional advocacy efforts.

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ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC makes an impact on 2016 congressional elections

ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC supported  candidates in the 2015–2016 election cycle based on their support of legislation aimed at improving surgical care.

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ACS CoC creates awareness of cancer issues at state and federal levels

This article describes the ACS CoC’s role in advocating for quality cancer care and provides an update on key issues including raising the smoking age, coverage parity for oral chemotherapy, and regulating tanning bed use.

Applying advocacy skills: Gaining influence from the statehouse to Capitol Hill

Grassroots advocacy—with a focus on relationship building over the course of an elected official’s political career—is the focus of this article.

The defeat of Proposition 46 in California: A case study of successful surgeon advocacy

This month’s column summarizes the role of California surgeons in defeating Proposition 46 and offers guidelines for a successful grassroots advocacy campaign.

Surgeons as Advocates

Advocacy and grassroots: Leveraging local issues at the national level

The ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy has developed several platforms, including SurgeonsVoice, to empower members to advocate for health care policies that are in the best interest of surgeons and their patients.

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ACS advocates on behalf of trauma patients: An update

This article examines injury prevention and trauma-related issues considered in state legislatures and by the AMA HOD over the last year.

State legislatures get back to work

An update on state legislative priorities for the ACS, including implementation of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, coverage for bariatric surgery, medical liability reform, scope of practice, and trauma are summarized in this article.

Georgia coalition develops bariatric surgery pilot project

A bariatric surgery pilot program developed by a Georgia coalition is highlighted as an example of a successful grassroots advocacy initiative at the regional level.

Liability reform, scope of practice, trauma topped state legislative agendas in 2014

An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2014 is provided. Specific issues covered include updates on medical liability reform, trauma and injury prevention, and scope of practice.

Surgeons as state advocates

The surgeon’s voice is critical in health care policy debate. This article outlines how surgeons can be effective advocates and highlights efforts by the College to support these initiatives at the regional level.

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Surgeons as state advocates: Success stories

The surgeon’s voice is critical in health care policy debate. This article outlines how surgeons can be effective advocates and highlights efforts by the College to support these initiatives at the regional level.

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Northern California Chapter engages in ongoing legislative activities

The authors provide an update on the ACS Northern California Chapter’s efforts to advocate for quality care and to educate members about the legislative process.

2013 state legislative wrap-up

An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2013 is provided in this article, including updates on medical liability reform, injury prevention, scope of practice, and other issues.

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