Engagement Opportunities Series: Become an Advocate for the Specialty

April 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 3

Participate in the New Passport Program – Get Involved and Earn Academy Gear

In today’s regulatory and legislative climate, it’s vital for U.S. otolaryngologists to use their clinical expertise to advocate on behalf of the specialty. The AAO-HNS provides numerous opportunities for members to influence federal and state healthcare policies, communicate with elected officials, and advocate for patients.

Here are some ways to get involved as an advocate for the specialty:

  • Join PROJECT 535. Sign up to become a “key contact” for your federal legislators and amplify the Academy’s efforts when major healthcare issues are debated in Congress
  • Become a State Tracker. Join nearly 150 physician volunteers who collaborate with the AAO-HNS, their state OTO society, and their state medical society to review legislation and enact positive change.
  • Join the ENT Advocacy Network. Members of the ENT Advocacy Network receive access to legislative “Calls to Action” and the monthly e-newsletter–The ENT Advocate–highlighting the Academy’s advocacy efforts and engagement opportunities.

To sign up for the Academy’s grassroots programs or to learn more, visit www.entnet.org/advocacy or email govtaffairs@entnet.org! To participate in the Passport Program, go to www.entnet.org/passport.