The AAOS Office of Government Relations (OGR) promotes and represents the viewpoint of the orthopaedic community before federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive agencies. Based in Washington, DC, but also including staff from the AAOS headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, the OGR identifies, analyzes, and directs all health policy activities and initiatives of the AAOS. With the primary objectives of enhancing access to and quality of orthopaedic care for our patients, major initiatives include:
The Council on Advocacy (COA) plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the Office of Government Relation's legislative, regulatory, and health policy programs and initiatives. Click here for more information on the COA.
At the state level, the Office of Government Relations assists state orthopaedic societies with their own legislative priorities which are of concern to the AAOS. Click here for state advocacy issues.
Are you a resident interested in advocacy? Click here for advocacy information specifically for residents.
Finally, the Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons or "The Orthopaedic PAC" is the only national political action committee in Washington, DC, representing orthopaedic surgeons before Congress. We're your voice, your strength, and your access in the Nation's Capitol. Click here for more information on the PAC.
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Phone: (202) 546-4430
Fax: (202) 546-5051
317 Massachusetts Ave, NE., Ste. 100
Washington, DC 20002