Be an Advocate
SHM is active in both legislative and regulatory health policy development.
Legislative Advocacy: At numerous points throughout the legislative process, SHM and its members weigh in on policy considerations and lend support for initiatives that seek to improve the coordination and efficiency of the healthcare system.
Regulatory Advocacy: SHM works closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other federal agencies as they implement programs and initiatives authorized by law. SHM provides comments on proposed regulations, requests for information and other agency activities to ensure the voices of hospitalists and their patients are considered throughout the process.
Join your fellow hospitalists in working toward a shared goal - to advocate for hospital medicine, hospitalists and the patients they serve. The Grassroots Network is mobilizing hospitalists across the nation to become the voice of hospital medicine in healthcare policy.
Strong advocacy for hospitalists and their patients depends on building and maintaining relationships. The Grassroots Network provides tools, resources and opportunities to grow connections between colleagues, policymakers and SHM.
Subscribe to the Grassroots Network to:
- Stay current on developments in healthcare policy and the priorities of hospital medicine
- Share your experiences with healthcare policies and programs
- Participate in Grassroots Network events such as Congressional visits and policy forums
Read SHM's most recent Grassroots Newsletters:
In a year defined by the novel COVID-19 pandemic, SHM shifted our advocacy efforts to ensure that hospitalists' needs were met in this unprecedented public health emergency. While hospitalists were fighting on the frontlines of the COVID19 pandemic, SHM was fighting for hospital medicine through our advocacy efforts. Click the infographic below to get a quick summary of our year in review.