The ACC offers a number of ways for its members to get involved in advocating for health policies that ensure continued patient access to quality, cost-effective care. Whether its sending an email to members of Congress; hosting lawmakers at a practice visit; or coming to Washington, DC, as part of the College’s annual Legislative Conference, the College has what you need to be an effective advocate.

Learn how you can make a difference using the following links:

ACC Political Action Committee

The ACC Political Action Committee (ACCPAC) increases the political power and reach of the College by opening doors for ACC members and staff to educate key members of Congress on cardiovascular issues. ACCPAC’s mission is to support federal candidates who can help us advance legislation and policies that:

  • Improve health care for patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Facilitate the delivery of high quality, cost-effective cardiovascular services
  • Fund cardiovascular research and prevention

ACCPAC efforts are aimed at eliminating or reducing hurdles that threaten cardiovascular providers and patients. ACCPAC amplifies cardiology’s message to Congress on hot button issues, including graduate medical education and research; health information technology; access to imaging; quality, appropriate use criteria and the use of clinical data; and Medicare reimbursement policy. Click here to learn more about ACCPAC >>>

ACC Legislative Conference

The annual ACC Legislative Conference brings together ACC members from across the country to advocate for cardiovascular professionals and their patients. In addition to educational sessions on the hot button issues in health care, ACC members meet directly with legislators to discuss how the decisions they make impact providers and patients. Click here to learn more and register for the 2016 Legislative Conference >>>

Legislator Practice Visits

A legislator practice visit is an opportunity for federal and state government officials to witness first-hand how the cardiac care team provides patients with quality, cost-efficient care by employing state of the art technology, health care data and professional training through a team approach. Most importantly, attendees will observe the dedication and compassion that the cardiac care team devotes to their patients daily. Click here to learn more and arrange a Legislator Practice Visit >>>

Grassroots Action Alerts

ACC’s grassroots action alerts make it easy for you to contact your lawmakers about crucial issues facing cardiovascular patients, practices and providers. Stay tuned for opportunities to contact your legislators. >>>

ACC Advocacy Action App

The ACC Advocacy Action Mobile App allows members to engage with lawmakers and influence health policy. Features include:

  • Interactive congressional directory to locate lawmakers
  • Timely talking points to share during congressional visits
  • Event scheduler to keep track of Capitol Hill meetings
  • Social media tools to engage with legislators

The app is available on iTunes (iPhone, iPad) and Google Play (Android devices). Download the app by searching “ACC Advocacy Action” in your app store.