AAPM&R is currently searching for representatives who are enthusiastic about state policy issues and advocacy. The Academy is working to implement a new state advocacy strategy to create a formal system to monitor and respond to advocacy issues that arise at an individual state level and have potential implications at the national level.
This strategy includes establishment of a State Advocacy Subcommittee (SAS) that will be housed under the Health Policy and Legislation (HPL) Committee. In many cases, the committee will reach out to physiatrists (including State PM&R Presidents or CAC members) in the affected state for additional information and expertise and decide on an appropriate level of Academy involvement and response. The SAS will identify the state level issues that have been identified in the previous year and what issues may be expected in the coming year. Members must express interest by November 30, 2016. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.