About ACR Advocacy
So much is impacted by public policy. In this arena, the ACR advocates on behalf of rheumatologists, rheumatology care teams, and those living with rheumatic disease through education and communication with federal and state legislators and regulatory policymakers.
Advocating for Rheumatology
Through our office in Washington, D.C., the ACR participates in Congressional hearings and meetings and events that allow our team to educate lawmakers on the impact of proposed policy on the rheumatology community, suggest policy solutions to issues brought to our attention by ACR members, and sharing the priorities important to rheumatologists, health professionals, and patients. The ACR also advocates in state capitols across the country. Every voice adds to our impact! We invite you to advise the ACR about public policy issues and to join our advocacy efforts.
Policy & Position Statements
Each year, legislative and regulatory priorities of key importance are identified for enhanced effort. Read about action on federal priority issues for the rheumatology community.Policy & Position Statements
The ACR advocates on Capitol Hill and at the state level for key issues important to the rheumatology community. Find out more about key issues that matter to you and your patients.Key Issues
Letters to Policy Makers
ACR advocates to Congress, federal agencies, and others by writing or signing on to various policy letters.Letters to Policy Makers
Check in on the latest health policy news from Washington, D.C., and around the country.Advocacy News
Invest in RheumPAC
RheumPAC is the ACR’s nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that works to elect and support pro-rheumatology candidates and is the only PAC dedicated to the interests of the rheumatology profession.