Current Advocacy Priorities


Dedicated members, volunteers and Academy staff strive to advance the specialty and its important contributions to the health, function, and quality of life for patients around the country, before Congress and federal agencies, as well as other entities directly impacting the work of physiatrists and their patients.

Below, you will find our current advocacy priorities. These priorities adjust as the health care landscape continues to evolve and new challenges emerge. AAPM&R greatly relies on member input to drive its prioritization of efforts! Explore the links to see how your Academy is advocating in each area and why it matters.

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