Policy Positions

The ACR’s advocacy activities are guided by comprehensive policy statements developed by the Government Affairs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The statements also serve as guides to ACR policy positions and recommendations for use by members of Congress, regulatory entities, and advocacy organizations.

Each year, legislative and regulatory priorities of key importance are identified for enhanced effort. These priority issues are identified by the Government Affairs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. For 2018, the ACR's advocacy priorities fall into three categories.

  • Patient Access to Rheumatology and Care
  • Patient Access to Treatments
  • Patient Access to Breakthrough Discoveries Through Biomedical Research

ACR Position Statements

ACR Health Policy Statements

ACR Principles on Prescription Drug Prices and Access to Treatment


Tell Us About Policy Issues

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