State advocacy resources

Participating in advocacy activities can seem a bit confusing, especially if surgeons have never done so.  Questions arise as to how to do it, what to say, and where further information may be obtained on numerous state legislative and regulatory issues of interest. To learn about the many facets of grassroots advocacy, and to utilize the plethora of web-based information on state-related issues, check out the following. 

Surgeons as Advocates: A SurgeonsVoice Handbook for Advocacy

What Is Advocacy?

How to Start

Developing a Strategy

Grassroots Advocacy

A Guide to In-District Meetings

Tracking Legislation

State Legislation Tracked by the College

State Grassroots Advocacy on SurgeonsVoice

State Legislative Priorities