Advocacy News

The ACR is your source for advocacy news impacting your practice, patients, and the rheumatology subspecialty. In addition to staying on top of ever changing policies and political landscapes for our members, we are often invited to give statements, provide comments, or work with lawmakers to promote new policies.

Press and Public Statements

View the latest rheumatology news, including press releases and public statements about current advocacy issues affecting ACR and ARHP membership in the Newsroom.


The ACR publishes a bimonthly electronic newsletter for members with the latest news and activities relating to advocacy and policy updates, practice management, insurance issues, and more.

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Advocacy Updates

2017 Advocacy Year in Review

Senator Lisa Murkowski has cast votes in the Senate this year that will impact health care in this country for generations. As a champion for the ACR and rheumatology issues in the United States Senate we were thrilled to have her update our members during the 2017 Advocacy Training session during Annual Meeting. If you were not able to attend, you can watch her message below.