Advocacy & Policy

Issues & News

Policies Affecting GI

On a daily basis, AGA and our members are working to advance public policies that support the science and practice of gastroenterology.

AGA is working to protect our profession and its patients by ensuring the voice of GI is heard on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and in the Administration. We advocate for you and your patients — find out how you can get involved in our work.

Our Top Priorities

  • Reduce the administrative burden on GI practices.
  • Secure increased funding for GI disease research.
  • Make sure patients have access to specialty care and other essential patient protections.
  • Increase AGA member engagement in advocacy and with AGA PAC so that GIs have a voice when it comes to legislation that affects our specialty.

View our top issues below and learn more about current legislation that affects you, your practice and your patients.

Top Issues

Advocacy News

Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC)

An advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. The DDNC focuses on improving public policy and increasing public awareness with respect to diseases of the digestive system.

National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S., through coordinated leadership, strategic planning and advocacy.

Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research

A coalition of patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, academic and research organizations, and industry that support enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.

Council of Subspecialty Societies

A forum for the exchange of ideas between the American College of Physicians and subspecialty societies on matters affecting medicine in general and subspecialty societies in particular. The Council of Subspecialty Societies consists of members of societies representing the subspecialties of internal medicine.

American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA’s mission is to help physicians achieve their goal of providing affordable and valuable health care to patients.

Friends of VA Medical Care and Health Research (FOVA)

FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations. Among its many activities, FOVA members regularly brief members of Congress on the funding needs of health care and research at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), raise awareness of VA’s medical care and research programs, and host special events that highlight VA research successes.

Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC)

The mission of the PIPC is to advance the principles of patient-centeredness in an evolving health care system.

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the Alliance) is a coalition of national medical societies representing specialty physicians in the United States. This non-partisan group is dedicated to the development of sound federal health care policy that fosters patient access to the highest quality specialty care.

Contact government affairs staff

For general questions or inquiries please contact us via email agaadvocacy@gastro.org.

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