DO Day on Capitol Hill, held March 5, was an exciting opportunity for DOs and students to come to Washington, D.C. and lobby members of Congress and their staff face-to-face. Prior to the event, participants received briefing materials on the key issues to be discussed. Once in Washington, osteopathic advocates participated in a morning legislative briefing featuring keynote speaker U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, attended scheduled meetings with members of Congress and their staff, and reported the results in a debriefing room. Attendees also enjoyed an agenda tailored to their designation. The event was approved for 1.5 AOA Category 1-A credits. Read more and view photos from DO Day 2015.
Take a Stand
Participation in this event is important for members of the osteopathic community. The time you take off from your practice demonstrates the osteopathic community’s dedication to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine. DO Days on Capitol Hill are a prime opportunity to educate members of Congress and their staff about osteopathic medicine and communicate our positions on important health policy issues where legislation is crafted—Capitol Hill.
"It’s so important for members of the osteopathic community to be here for our DO Day on Capitol Hill. It demonstrates the community is dedicated to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine," according to George Thomas, DO, Chairman of AOA’s Bureau on Federal Health Programs. "The more people we can get to participate in this event, the more Capitol Hill will understand osteopathic medicine and welcome our positions on important health policy issues."
If you need more information about future DO Days on Capitol Hill, please email Government Relations Administrator Leslie E. Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.