Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

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Growing Support with Grassroots

On the second day of 2023 Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, AAOS members sent 921 letters directly to Congress on four key healthcare policy issues. This grassroots advocacy helped raise attention for and advance critical legislation for MSK care. 

While Congress spends the month of August in-district, you can continue to amplify our message by sending a prewritten, customizable letter to your representatives with just two-clicks!

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.


Physican-owned Hospitals

Repeal the Moratorium on Physician-owned Hospitals. Learn more.

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Medical Liability

Safeguard health care when it’s needed most. 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.