Advocacy

The Endocrine Society is your trusted advisor and advocate, ensuring your voice is heard and influences policy conversations that impact endocrinology professionals and patients with endocrine conditions. We identify and act on policy issues in critical areas and conduct outreach on behalf of the Hormone Health Network, our public education arm. We share your recommendations and concerns with lawmakers in the United States and around the world.

New Campaign Alert!

Telehealth has become critical during the COVID-19 pandemic to enable patients to receive care without unnecessary exposure and to allow physicians to maintain their practices and clinical research. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) temporarily expanded coverage for telehealth services.

The Endocrine Society is asking Congress to provide $50 million in the next COVID-19 relief legislation for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to support research to study the implementation and outcomes of telehealth expansion. Our intent is to provide evidence to the Congress on the effectiveness of telehealth so we can educate policymakers about the need to make these changes permanent. 

Join our campaign today to urge Congress to support telehealth.

Advocacy in Action

Image Endocrine Society members Drs. Teresa Woodruff (far left) and Hadine Joffe (far right) presented the importance of women's health research at a briefing on Capitol Hill along with NIH Director of the Office of Research on Women's Health, Dr. Janine A. Clayton (middle)
Image Endocrine Society members (left to right) Drs. Joshua Joseph, Shana McCormack, and Anita Bansal on Capitol Hill advocating for biomedical research funding
Image Endocrine Society member Dr. Alvin C. Powers is sworn in to testify about rising insulin prices
Image The Endocrine Society participated in the annual Rally for Medical Research to urge Congress to increase funding for the NIH and biomedical research
Image Endocrine Society members (left to right) Drs. Mario Oyola, Benson Akingbemi, Heather Patisaul and Endocrine Society staff Grace Kranstover on Capitol Hill to advocate for NIH funding
Image Endocrine Society members Dr. Maria Flesiru (in red) and Dr. Paula Amato (far right) on Capitol Hill with other Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) members
Image Endocrine Society members traveled to Brussels to meet with EU Parliamentary members to advocate for greater regulation of EDCs. From left to right - Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Josef Köhrle, Niels Skakkebæk, Linda Fryklund, Jenny Visser, Elizabeth Drury, Rémy Slama
Image Endocrine Society members presented a certificate of appreciation to EU Parliamentary member, Virginjus Sinkevicius for his leadership in regulating EDCs

 

Read more about how we’re working to shape healthcare and research policy and join us in engaging lawmakers in the United States and the European Union by:

Read about our latest work in our weekly Advocacy in Action, explore our latest policy letters, testimony, and amicus briefs. All of this and more can be found below. 

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Join us in lending your voice to our online advocacy to support our policy priorities, endocrinology, and science. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

Join us in lending your voice to our online advocacy to support our policy priorities, endocrinology, and science. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

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