Additional Policy Resources

ACFAS urges its members to become more informed about the external environment affecting foot and ankle surgeons and their practices. Learning to advocate for excellence in foot and ankle surgery to policymakers, industry and private interests is paramount to being effective for your patients and practice.

Information on members of the House of Representatives, their committees and legislation.

Information on members of the Senate, their committees, and legislation.

Legislation summaries, status, and text of congressional bills and public laws from the Library of Congress, developed in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson who wanted the citizenry informed.

Information on Executive Branch initiatives and policies.

This agency administers Medicare (available to Americans over 65-years-of-age) and Medicaid (available to economically challenged individuals and administered in conjunction with states).

The FDA is responsible for regulating the safety of food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products and tobacco products.

Information on grants available, links to various NIH institutions and the latest health information, with portions devoted to cancer and related health issues.

AcademyHealth represents a broad community of people with an interest in and commitment to using health services research to improve healthcare.

A leading source of cutting-edge information and advice concerning health and science policy.

The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, prescription drugs, health insurance, the uninsured and cancer.

Private funder of grants whose website contains valuable information about research grants to study healthcare issues.

Provides live and taped cable coverage of Congress, the Agencies, Executive and Judicial Branch happenings and key state and local policy issues.

Provides key information and insight about the political process and players.

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this site is one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases of biomedical journals online.

Weekly magazine on politics and government, widely read by policymakers.

Daily coverage of healthcare news, analysis and opinion.

News about Capitol Hill and politics in Washington since 1955. Focused on the retirements, resignations and other movements in Congress.

Daily newspaper with online subscriptions that focus on news about Washington, national politics and policy.

This nonpartisan organization brings state leaders together to share capitol ideas, providing them the chance to learn valuable lessons from each other.

An independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice.

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.

The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation's governors.

The official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.