At the state level, the AUA works with Sections and state societies to monitor and address legislation and regulation that affects the urology community. Originally approved by the AUA Board of Directors in 2007, the States and Sections initiative includes:
- Encouraging AUA members to build relationships with their state and federal representatives by hosting them for a tour of their practices and a discussion of relevant issues. Members can educate their elected officials, form lasting relationships, and let the elected officials know what you do for your patients and the community.
- Recruiting attendees for the Annual Urology Joint Advocacy Conference (JAC) in Washington, DC in March of every year. The conference focuses on the vital issues that affect the daily practice of urology and on healthcare issues that are currently being addressed on Capitol Hill. Attendees receive expert instruction and briefings by some of the finest grassroots, policy and political professionals in the business.
- Participating in state medical society's or state urological society's legislative lobbying day at the state capitol or encouraging members and their colleagues to create a lobbying day of their own.
- Partnering physician leaders with AUA expert staff members for presentations at Section or state's annual meeting on a variety of health policy/legislative topics. Wondering what’s happening in your area and how you can get involved? Learn more from CQ StateTrack by clicking your state on this interactive map.
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