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Issues Affecting You and Your Patients
Each week when Congress is in session, we issue ACOG News, an email newsletter for ACOG members. Read breaking news from Capitol Hill, the White House, and the States, on issues affecting your practice and your patients. Get the inside scoop on votes. Want to have your say and affect outcomes? Contact lawmakers quickly and easily, with our Action Alerts. For more in-depth analysis, enjoy our Quick Links to ACOG documents and multiple health policy resources.
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ACOG Advocates for Medicaid Pay Bump
Special Message from ACOG President, John C. Jennings, MD
See the ads and learn more about ACOG’s campaign to win Medicare payments for ob-gyn Medicaid primary care services.
ACOG's Annual Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC)
The President's Conference
Make plans for 2016
As you are aware, all politics is local. That’s why your relationships with your elected leaders are so important. ACOG’s 34th Annual Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC), the President’s Conference affords ob-gyns like you to build and maintain lasting relationships with your U.S. Senator or Representative, making YOU one of our most important assets on Capitol Hill. We need you to attend the CLC, and work with us to win support in Congress!
Under the leadership of Dr. Mark DeFrancesco, ACOG’s 2016 CLC, promises to be our best yet! We invite you to join us at ACOG’s popular advocacy event in Washington, DC, March 8-10, 2015.
Click here to register for the 2016 Congressional Leadership Conference.
For more information, contact ACOG's Government Affairs staff at 800-673-8444, ext 2509
ACOG Junior Fellow Rising Star in Advocacy Award
ACOG's Committee on Government Relations and Outreach is offering an award to support advocacy projects developed and implemented by Junior Fellows. Projects can be implemented at the institutional, local, state or federal level. The Junior Fellow Rising Star in Advocacy Award is designed to recognize one outstanding advocacy activity or program created and implemented by Junior Fellows over the past year. Award recipients will receive free registration to one ACOG CLC.
Click here for more information on this exciting opportunity. Applications, available here, are due by December 12, 2014.
ACOG Leadership Video: All-in For Advocacy
What is advocacy; what does it mean for our practices, our patients, and our specialty? Advocacy is a coordinated combination of problem identification, solution development, strategies devised, and actions taken to create positive change. ACOG's advocacy includes federal and state legislative and political actions to create positive change for our specialty.
In ACOG's All-In for Advocacy Video, ACOG leaders share lessons they've learned on the importance of your involvement in the democratic process and how you can get involved and best advocate for our specialty.
ACOG's 2013 Legislative Action and Achievements
2012 was a tumultuous year in Congress and the State Legislatures. Despite partisanship and deadlock, ACOG and Ob-GynPAC made considerable strides toward advancing the interests of ob-gyns and our patients.
Click here to see what we accomplished in 2013.
The Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Click here to view ACOG's statement on the decision.
ACOG Provides Facts to Legislators on Abortion Is Health Care, Fetal Pain, Prenatal Care, HPV, Access to Contraception, and Other Women's Health Issues
An increased number of women in need of care, the aging Ob-Gyn workforce, and high medical liability insurance premiums all strain the ob-gyn profession. ACOG has created 50 state-specific workforce fact sheets. These fact sheets can be used to educate your State and Federal Representatives on the workforce concerns of our specialty.
ACOG has launched our Health Reform Center. Click here to see comprehensive summaries of the Health Reform Law.
Gellhaus Resident Advocacy Fellowship
Nominate Ob/Gyn Political Leaders of Tomorrow
The Gellhaus Resident Advocacy Fellowship offers one senior ob/gyn resident a year an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the policy and politics that affect our specialty, and to develop advocacy skills that will strengthen our specialty.
Offering ob/gyn residents a unique opportunity to participate in the political process with ACOG's Government Affairs in Washington, DC as their resident elective. Covers housing, travel, and meals, two to four weeks duration. For more information and application please click here. To nominate an individual please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Day in the Life of a Gellhaus Fellow
ACOG Gellhaus Fellow, Tashera Perry, MD, is writing a weekly journal offering an insider’s look at the day-to-day life of an ACOG Gellhaus Fellow. Dr. Perry’s posts highlight the many different experiences that make up a Gellhaus Resident Advocacy Fellowship.
Click here to read WEEK 1 Click here to read WEEK 2
Click here to read WEEK 3 Click here to read WEEK 4
Take Action! Contact your Members of Congress
ACOG's legislative action center is a convenient way for you to e-mail and call your federal legislators on issues of concern to you, your practice and your patients.
ACOG's 2014 Legislative Priorities
Each year, ACOG's Committee on Government Affairs sets ACOG's Legislative Agenda. Check here to get the latest information about it.
State Legislative Activities
Learn about trends and votes on ACOG's issues in the state legislatures. To help in your legislative work at the state capitol, or in public affairs campaigns, use resources such as the ACOG Tool Kits on different topics.
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