Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

In conjunction with AAOS leadership, the Office of Government Relations is hosting an Orthopaedic Advocacy Week from May 24-28, 2021. The goal is to amplify year-long advocacy efforts on relevant healthcare policy issues and to deliver critical messages to lawmakers on behalf of patients and the musculoskeletal community across the country. Each day of the event will focus on a tactic in AAOS' advocacy strategy toolbox, from sending letters through the Advocacy Action Center to elevating our voice on social media. The highlight of the week will take place on Thursday, May 27 during our Virtual Capitol Hill Day when orthopaedic surgeons will meet with members of Congress to advocate on a set of priority issues.

Sign up by April 30 to participate in these meetings, daily Orthopaedic Advocacy Week activities and to ultimately serve as an advocate for access to the very best orthopaedic care!

How to Participate

  1. Sign up for the event here by April 30This is especially important if you want to participate in Virtual Capitol Hill Day!
  2. Familiarize yourself with the issues we are raising with lawmakers, which can be found in the Advocacy Action Center.
  3. Look out for daily emails throughout Orthopaedic Advocacy Week with specific asks and activities for event particiants. 

Tentative Schedule of Events:

  • Monday, May 24: Growing Support with Grassroots
  • Tuesday, May 25: Amplify with Social Media
  • Wednesday, May 26: Shaping Policy through Rulemaking
  • Thursday, May 27: Virtual Capitol Hill Day with Lawmakers - Please block off this full day if you register for meetings! 
  • Friday, May 28: Get Invested with Orthopaedic PAC - Learn more

What We Are Advocating For

During Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, orthopaedic surgeons will focus their conversation and asks of lawmakers on the following issues. Learn more and help AAOS amplify its position via the Advocacy Action Center. 

Tools and Resources

Please check back for training sessions, talking points and resources related to this event which will be added as they become available.