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Federal Legislative Advocacy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is committed to the enactment of legislation that will strengthen the delivery of, and access to, quality healthcare services in the United States. To achieve this goal, the Academy’s Advocacy team, in collaboration with our physician volunteers, actively engage lawmakers on a variety of issues.

Make Your Voice Heard

Involvement at the State level is extremely important as we advocate for otolaryngology-friendly legislation. The AAO-HNS State Trackers work in tandem with local otolaryngology societies and state medical societies to follow legislation at the State level.

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Successful legislative advocacy starts with a solid grassroots foundation. To ensure the message of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is heard broadly on Capitol Hill, the AAO-HNS launched PROJECT 535 in 2015. Our goal is to recruit a “key contact” for each U.S. Senate and House Congressional seat to improve our outreach to federal legislators when major healthcare issues are debated by Congress.

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