Every day, lawmakers in Washington D.C. make decisions that perceptibly impact the delivery of patient care in the U.S. health system, often creating barriers and obstacles to creating healthy outcomes for patients. Because of this burden on the health provider, the volunteer spine-advocate has become a critical element to NASS’s public policy efforts. Yet, few NASS members understand the advocacy principles endemic to developing effective relationships with policymakers shaping their profession, and many are uncertain of how to begin working with elected officials who ultimately to serve and represent them.
The second webinar in the 2021 NASS Advocacy Quarterly Training Series, this session will demonstrate that there is no “one-size-fits-all” advocacy model. This training will provide nuanced strategies to spine advocates who seek to work with their elected officials and shape the future of spine care.