Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

Growing Support with Grassroots

After raising awareness around the four key policy issues on social media during Day 1 of the event, orthopaedic surgeons helped grow support for AAOS-endorsed legislation through grassroots advocacy on Day 2. With just two clicks, they sent pre-written letters from the AAOS Advocacy Action Center directly to Congress.

You can continue to help push critical legislation across the finish line by sending a letter to your representatives. 

Prior Authorization

Remove burdensome barriers to timely access to care. Learn more

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Payment Policy Changes

Protect patient access to specialty medicine. Learn more

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Workplace Safety 

Protect health care professionals against workplace assault and intimidation. Learn more 

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Scope of Practice

Ensure physicians lead care teams, rather than nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Learn more 

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More on Grassroots

Grassroots advocacy is a powerful tool for strengthening the voice of the orthopaedic community. During Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, we want to set the tone for the rest of the year and ensure that your concerns and the interests of your patients are heard by lawmakers.

Myth: Sending letters is not as effective as calling a congressional office.
Fact: Sending letters as a collective orthopaedic community, at the same time is MORE effective.

Myth: Pre-written form emails are not as powerful as personal letters.
Fact: As long as the message covers the issue and ask, it is counted exactly the same.