Get Involved In Advocacy

Advocating for Neurosurgery

Join us in advocating for neurosurgery and making a difference in healthcare policy. Whether you’re a seasoned neurosurgeon or just starting your career, your voice matters. Here’s how you can get involved: 

Why Advocacy Matters

Advocacy is crucial in shaping policies that impact our profession and patients. By engaging in advocacy, you help ensure that the needs and concerns of neurosurgeons are heard by policymakers. 

How to get started

  1. Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest news and issues affecting neurosurgery by following AANS advocacy updates. 
  2. Engage with Policymakers: Build relationships with your local, state, and federal representatives. Share your experiences and the impact of their decisions on neurosurgery. 
  3. Participate in Events: Attend advocacy events, webinars, and meetings. These are great opportunities to network and learn from experienced advocates. 

Tools for Advocacy 

  • Your Member of Congress: Take the first step in advocacy by finding your representatives. Visit and to locate your Members of Congress. Knowing who represents you is crucial for effective communication and advocacy. Reach out to them to share your insights and influence healthcare policy. 
  • Voter Voice: Use Voter Voice to easily contact your legislators and advocate for neurosurgery issues. This platform streamlines your advocacy efforts, making it simple to send messages and track your impact.  
  • Guide to Political Advocacy: The Capitol Hill Toolkit – A Guide to Successful Advocacy provides essential tips and strategies for effective advocacy. Discover how to engage with legislators and navigate the legislative process effectively.  

Get Involved Today 

Your involvement is vital to the future of neurosurgery. Together, we can influence policies and protect the interests of our profession and patients. Join us in making a difference. 

For more information and resources, visit our Advocacy section or contact the AANS Washington Office.