Tag Archive for ‘advocacy’
In her first Bulletin column as ACS Executive Director, Dr. Patricia L. Turner outlines her strategic priorities for the organization, including expanding the College’s influence as the leading advocate for surgeons and patients.
Summarizes the goals of the Surgical Care Coalition, a group of 13 surgical organizations formed in 2020 with the common aim of improving quality of care for all patients through advocacy-related work.
Summarizes the differences between passive and active advocacy and identifies the importance of strategic planning for developing policy solutions.
ACS advocacy resources, including SurgeonsVoice, which are intended to help facilitate engagement in health policy-related initiatives are summarized.
Serving as a busy surgeon or surgical trainee is always a balancing act. Making time to fill a seat on one committee often means leaving an unfilled seat someplace else. Each time a surgeon is unable to attend a meeting leads to less inclusivity at future meetings, as these are often scheduled by, and with […]
Identifies how young surgeons can participate in advocacy and health policy activities, and summarizes issues affecting physicians today, including reimbursement and policy related to information technology.
Outlines the role of surgical societies in developing health care policy and summarizes current policy initiatives led by the ACS Commission on Cancer, the American Urological Association, and others.
Summarizes examples of advocacy-related successes in the areas of surprise billing and administrative burden, and describes current issues, including pandemic-related challenges, that are the focus of surgeon-advocates today.
Summarizes the role of the ACS Committee on Trauma and other medical societies in supporting firearm violence prevention legislation and policy.
The surgeon’s role in addressing the economic and health burden of road traffic injury worldwide through an evidence-based approach is described.
The benefits and challenges of virtual advocacy activities are described as are the advantages of hybrid virtual and in-person advocacy meetings.
This article summarizes the highlights of the virtual 2021 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.
The following comments were received regarding the business of health care and the importance of maintaining appropriate surgical training, particularly during the pandemic.
HIGHLIGHTS Discusses logistics for implementing telemedicine for pre- and postoperative patient visits Describes institutional and user-related factors that may impede telemedicine adoption Summarizes opportunities for innovation in patient care, communication, and education Outlines reimbursement and regulatory considerations for expanded use of telehealth Telemedicine is a rapidly accelerating new avenue for delivering health care services. Although […]
This article underscores the importance of surgeon advocacy and suggests looking to younger surgeons’ commitment to this work for inspiration.
The Secretary for RAS-ACS’ Executive Committee describes how she became an active participant in ACS advocacy efforts and provides examples of recent ACS-led policy-related accomplishments.
How the San Diego-Imperial Chapter maintained surgical health policy advocacy in the era of COVID-19
Summarizes the efforts of an ACS chapter to organize a virtual advocacy meeting with a California state senator and other stakeholders.
Dr. Cavanagh, the 2019 SurgeonsVoice Advocate of the Year, describes why she became a surgeon-advocate and offers guidelines for others interested in getting involved in the advocacy process.
The CoC: Ensuring quality cancer care and a commitment to advocacy for cancer research and prevention
The development of the CoC and its focus on improving cancer patient care is described, as are the state-level and federal legislative CoC advocacy efforts.
2019 Leadership & Advocacy Summit: Ascending
to the C-suite and identifying health policy priorities
This article summarizes the highlights of the annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.