Find out more about the latest legislative news, ACOG's Congressional Leadership Conference, and testimony submitted on behalf of ACOG.
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.
As an ACOG member, you receive our free newsletter by email, as well as breaking news alerts from Capitol Hill. If you're not already reading ACOG News, just sign up here to subscribe, and click the Legislative News box.
ACOG's Annual Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC)
The President's Conference
Make plans for 2017
As you are aware, all politics is local. That’s why your relationships with your elected leaders are so important. ACOG’s 35th Annual Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC), 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!
We invite you to join us at ACOG’s popular advocacy event in Washington, DC, March 12-14, 2017
For more information, contact ACOG's Government Affairs staff at 800-673-8444, ext 2509
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.
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 Access to Safe Legal Reproductive Care, Abortion Is Health Care, Fetal Pain, Prenatal Care, HPV, Access to Contraception, and Other Women's Health Issues.
ACOG Releases its Health Reform Principles.
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 2016 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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