Through advocacy efforts such as the annual Legislative Conference, the ACC is shaping health policy to meet the Triple Aim of better health, better outcomes and lower cost.
ACC's Legislative Conference is a chance for members from across the country to gather in Washington, DC, to learn about issues facing cardiovascular professionals and meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The first day provides a look at hot issues impacting the health policy landscape, with sessions led by ACC staff and/or issue experts with the goal of equipping participants with the knowledge needed to effect change. On the second day, attendees head to Capitol Hill with other members from their state to meet directly with lawmakers. This is a unique opportunity to provide insight into the practice of medicine and help legislators understand how the decisions they make impact cardiovascular professionals and their patients. The most successful Hill meetings are those made up of ACC members from across the care team and/or at various stages in their careers. The breadth of experiences can really bring an issue to life for lawmakers and their staff.
The conference is also an opportunity to network with hundreds of colleagues from across the country and help support the ACC’s Political Action Committee (PAC). Each year ACCPAC hosts a special dinner on Sunday featuring famous political figures.
Check out highlights from the 2014 Legislative Conference.
The 2015 Legislative Conference will take place Oct. 18-20, 2015. Stay tuned for information.