Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

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Staying Involved With Advocacy

Although Orthopaedic Advocacy Week is only once a year, opportunities to advocate for musculoskeletal care are ongoing and vital to the day-in and day-out work we do in Washington, D.C. Below are just a few of the ways you can stay involved with these efforts to help shape the future of orthopaedic care. 

  • Become a Congressional Ambassador - Serve as a voice on orthopaedic matters for government officials and their staff.

  • Take Action via the Advocacy Action Center - Send prewritten, customizable letters to lawmakers and regulatory agencies on a variety of healthcare policy issues.

  • Become a volunteer leader - Apply for an open position through the Committee Appointment Program to contribute to the mission and vision of AAOS 

  • Join the PAC - Invest in the only national political action committee in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing orthopaedic surgeons before Congress. 

  • Read Advocacy Now - Stay up-to-date on AAOS advocacy efforts and healthcare policy news with our bi-weekly email newsletter.

  • Listen to the AAOS Advocacy Podcast - Tune into conversations with experts on health policy issues in monthly episodes.