Together we can help key policy makers at the federal and local levels better understand how their decisions on policy and legislation impact community oncology care. State and federal legislation can have a real impact on patient access to quality cancer care and the financial viability of your organization. This is why it's so important for ACCC and Oncology State Society members to offer their on-the-frontline perspectives to the legislative process.
As Congress continues to consider legislation to improve access to care after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to share the real-world impact that federal health policy has on cancer patients and care delivery with your congressional representatives.
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is pleased to continue to make advocacy more accessible to its members by once again offering an innovative way to experience advocacy trainings, legislative briefings, and congressional meetings in 2022.
Join colleagues from your state for the ACCC Virtual Capitol Hill Day* on Wednesday, June 15. You don’t need to be a “policy expert” or be familiar with specific legislation in order to participate. These meetings are an opportunity to share the challenges that you—and your patients—face, allowing you to help ensure that future legislation reflects the reality of cancer care delivery.
* Participation in the ACCC Virtual Capitol Hill Day is exclusive to ACCC members as one valuable benefit of membership. If you are not a member and would like to join, please explore our membership options.
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Review Summary of Asks
I appreciated all the energy around trying to move cancer to the forefront with people who can vote on policy.
— Gina Moon, CFO, Green Bay Oncology
[Congressional staff were] engaged, actively listening.
— Angela DeCillis, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Newark Beth Israel, RWJ Barnabus Health System
I think the level of support that ACCC provides is really great for newbies like me ... this has been a great opportunity to have a voice and be part of healthcare policy.
— Robin Hearne, MS, RN, The Outer Banks Hospital