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From ACOG Government Affairs
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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's Annual Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC)
The President's Conference
Make Plans for 2013
Plan now to join your colleagues in lobbying Congress, when ACOG's 31th Annual Congressional Leadership Conference, The President's Conference (CLC) convenes March 3 - March 5, 2013, in Washington, DC.
View the 2013 Draft Agenda
Following two days of advocacy training at the CME-accredited conference, ACOG members will urge Congressional action on key issues. Participants include newcomers to the legislative process as well as seasoned advocates. Learn to communicate with legislators at federal and state levels, gain valuable knowledge from Washington insiders about legislation that affects the specialty and patients, and lobby Members of Congress with your ACOG state delegation.
Fellows and Junior Fellows can obtain sponsorship through their ACOG District or Section Chairs to attend the conference. Sponsorship typically covers travel, registration, lodging, and incidental expenses. Sponsorship is not guaranteed. Participants who self-sponsor can attend by paying a registration fee, plus travel and lodging expenses. CLC registration will be emailed and posted online in mid-December.
For more information, visit ACOG's CLC webpage or contact ACOG's Government Affairs staff at 800-673-8444, ext 2509
ACOG Leadership Video: The Importance of 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 Importance of Advocacy Video, ACOG leaders and Members of Congress share lessons they’ve learned on the importance of your involvement in the democratic process and how you make a difference.
ACOG's 2012 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 2012.
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 Presidential Candidates on Prenatal Care, HPV 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.
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 2013 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 News
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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