ACR Key Contact Program

ACR key contacts

The RheumPAC Key Contact Program is an essential component of ACR advocacy. Whether you already have a relationship with current elected officials or would like to develop a relationship with your Senator, Representative, or Insurance Commissioner, the ACR will provide the support needed to cultivate that relationship.

Advocacy is about relationships, but it’s also about education. Not enough people outside of medicine know what rheumatologists do or the issues faced by your patients or rheumatology practices. The ACR’s success on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures is dependent on our ability to educate elected officials about these issues and ACR priorities. No one knows rheumatology’s issues and what your patients are facing like you do. That is why using your voice as a local rheumatologist or rheumatology professional is critical to our mission of empowering rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty.

As a Key Contact, you will serve as an important liaison and advocate for rheumatology with elected and appointed officials, such as members of Congress, state insurance commissioners, and members of your state legislature. The ACR will provide you with advocacy updates, helpful tools, and the information necessary to develop and maintain relationships. Key Contact Program members are recognized in ACR publications and at ACR events.

RheumPAC Key Contact Engagement Opportunities

  • Attend your state society annual meeting
  • Participate in state or regional advocacy conference call
  • Engage in social media advocacy efforts
  • Send letters to the editor
  • Send emails to elected officials
  • Make telephone calls to elected officials
  • Provide written or in-person testimony
  • Attend a local event with an elected official
  • Invest in RheumPAC

All contributions to RheumPAC are voluntary and must be made with personal funds. RheumPAC can only accept funds from ACR/ARP members who are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Get Involved in Advocacy

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