ACMA in DC – a Rare Chance for Hundreds of our Members to Advocate Together
This year the national conference will take place in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. providing a perfect opportunity to weigh in with the new administration and Congress regarding ACMA’s priorities. It is vital for ACMA members to weigh in with their Members of Congress to ensure that their voices are heard on issues that affect them on a daily basis. The Advocacy On The Hill event will combine meetings with their local members of Congress, Congressional leadership on health care as well as a reception awarding one Member of Congress, the ACMA Legislator of the Year award for going above and beyond fighting for case management issues.
How does advocacy at The Capitol work and how would you be involved?
CMA’s advocacy firm will schedule meetings with selected members’ Congressional delegations as well as Committee leadership (House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Health Subcommittee) to advocate for ACMA’s priorities. They will also identify and set up meetings with lead sponsors on relevant legislation, such as mental health reform and 21st century cures.
For those members that RSVP and confirm they will be in DC on April 19 at 7:30 am and ready to advocate, we will be scheduling Congressional meetings in which you, along with appointed experienced member advocates, will present ACMA and our priorities. As a constituent, you will in essence be telling your congressional representative what case management and transitions of care means, why it is important to patients and families in their districts – even sharing patient stories when appropriate, and requesting their support for our Public Policy Committee’s Board-approved legislative priorities. These are determined annually and will be standardized across all our meetings.
For the first time, ACMA will be convening in large numbers at The Capitol. We will be recognizing work that key legislators have accomplished and making significant announcements regarding the needs of our practice, but more importantly the needs of our patients and families. Given the polarization of our country and the recent elections, we need to role model our collaborative philosophy and demonstrate a unity that exists in our membership. We will do that by advocating in unison for our practice and the ultimate beneficiary – the patient! We will be addressing national press organizations and leveraging our presence in DC.
Having a unified presence at The Capitol for ACMA is vital to showing the importance of case managers’ issues. With hundreds of case managers descending upon Washington to meet with their legislators, this will leave a strong impression on the importance of the issues and our national scope.
ACMA membership is NOT required to attend this event. Everyone is welcome!
Make sure you are part of this historic moment for professionals in Case Management and Transitions of Care practices. RSVP by February 1, 2017 to ensure your participation.
By submitting your RSVP, you commit to:
- Participate from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on April 19. Location for convening to be announced
- ACMA Public Policy and National Board priorities – TBD in early 2017
- Represent ACMA’s priorities with Congressional Representatives and their staff
|Early Registration Deadline:
||February 17, 2017
|Late Registration Price Begins:
||March 21, 2017
|Hotel Discount Deadline:
||March 17, 2017
||April 19-23, 2017