Advocating for surgeons and patients in all 50 states
State legislatures can often meet needs in a way that Congress cannot, making grassroots advocacy even more essential. The College monitors all 50 states to not only defend against unwelcome legislation, but also to proactively identify issues and develop strategies that ACS Chapters can use to make the best use of their resources.
Are you planning an advocacy day at your state capitol? Download our State Advocacy Day Toolkit. The toolkit serves as a guide for ACS state chapters to organize advocacy days in their respective state capitols and has resources for working with state legislators, building educational materials, and recruiting participants
This interactive tool breaks down every individual piece of legislation we’re tracking by state, helping you stay informed about the issues that affect you locally and how/when we need your help.Browse Legislation
Learn more about grassroots advocacy and how you can get started.
See a cross section of websites focused on many state healthcare issues.
Visit your state legislature's website to monitor current legislation or contact your legislators.