Advocating for Rheumatology

The ACR is dedicated to Advancing Rheumatology! The ACR advocates on behalf of rheumatologists and the rheumatology community through involvement in federal and state legislation and regulatory action, participation in hearings, and education of lawmakers on issues important to rheumatologists, health professionals, and patients. Become a part of advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels and learn why you can count on the ACR.  Have information to share?  We invite you to advise the ACR about public policy issues.

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Legislative Action Center

Visit the Legislative Action Center to learn about current bills and send messages to your lawmakers.

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Advocacy News

Check in on the latest health policy news from Washington, DC and around the country.

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Federal Advocacy

Learn about the ACR’s initiatives and activities with the United States Congress and federal agencies.

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State Advocacy

Learn about ACR’s Affiliate Society Council and the latest in health policy action in your state.

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Advocates for Arthritis

Learn about Advocates for Arthritis, the ACR’s annual event that brings together rheumatology professionals and patients to advocate on behalf of the rheumatology community in Washington.

Become a Key Contact

Key Contact Program

Sign up to take a leadership role in grassroots activities and to build contacts with local lawmakers.

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RheumPAC

Donate to RheumPAC and learn about ACR’s non-partisan political action committee. RheumPAC provides opportunities for ACR to educate Congress on the importance and value of rheumatology.

Advocacy tools and resources

Advocacy Tools and Resources

Find out how you can help advance rheumatology both on the State and Federal level.

Join the Advocacy Community

To sign up for the ACR’s advocacy list serve, and participate in discussion with other ACR members, login and learn about our online communities.