As hearings and other policy meetings come up, these D.C. staffers will be there on behalf of the ACR/ARP membership to engage in ongoing communication with Congress and regulatory agencies on the critical issues impacting rheumatology.
Their proactive advocacy work will include hosting rheumatology advocates who visit the Hill to speak with senators and representatives in Congress. They also will advance the reach of RheumPAC, the rheumatology political action committee that facilitates educating, electing and supporting federal lawmakers who address the issues that impact rheumatology care providers and their patients.
Looking to engage in the ACR’s advocacy work? Get involved by exploring the Legislative Action Center to get legislative alerts and learn more about legislation impacting your practice.
Carina Stanton is a freelance science journalist based in Denver.