To identify federal and state legislative and state regulatory activities that impact pathology, including advocacy strategies that advance the public policy interests of pathologists; and to improve the effectiveness of the CAP's federal and state advocacy efforts, including implementation of advocacy training programs and recruitment of pathologists for grassroots efforts and PathNET.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||2|
|Length of meetings||1.5 days|
|Typical meeting days||Saturday and Sunday|
|Meeting locations||Usually less than 50 miles from an airport. 1 meeting takes place in Washington, DC.|
|Number of conference calls||Scheduled as needed|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Member 30+, Vice-Chair 45+, Chair and Workgroup Chairs 65+|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Attendance at the CAP Annual Meeting|
Activities of Committee
- Reviews and makes recommendations to the CGPA concerning federal legislative and state legislative and regulatory issues that impact pathology.
- Develops advocacy strategies to promote grassroots influence through PATHNET and other political programs.
- Manages relationships with State Pathology Societies to bolster advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels.
- Makes public policy recommendations to the CGPA
Expertise or Experience
- Interest in and experience with public policy and political advocacy.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Ability to influence public policy within the College of American Pathologists
- Exposure to the legislative and political process
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