Advocacy

HIMSS Advocacy
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HIMSS Advocacy and Public Policy Center
HIMSS and its members and collaborators advocate at the federal, state, and local levels for policies that aim to transform health through information and technology.  

The HIMSS Federal Government Affairs team leverages member and staff subject matter expertise to provide insight to key federal agency representatives, while promoting agency personnel involvement in HIMSS activities at the local, regional and national levels.

The HIMSS Congressional Affairs team builds relationships with members of Congress and their staff, providing them with HIMSS priorities and rationales in order to help them make effective public policy decisions.

The State Government Affairs team educates, empowers, and mobilizes local HIMSS Chapters and state and local government officials to advance policy at the grassroots and grasstops levels. 

To contact the HIMSS Government Relations team, please reach out to policy@himss.org.

HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable

With over 50 HIMSS Chapters across North America including the United States, its territories, and Canada, HIMSS serves as the connection point for members and policy-makers on key health information and technology priorities. The HIMSS Chapter Advocacy program provides an opportunity for each HIMSS chapter to elect or appoint one or more of its members to expand HIMSS priorities through grassroots and grass tops engagement.

Collectively, HIMSS Chapter Advocates make up the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR). HIMSS CAR members serve as a strong coordinated voice and respected source of information about health information and technology. CAR members, through Researching, Educating, Power Building, and Monitoring, are able to influence state and local health information and technology policies.

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Throughout the United States and its territories today, over 100 HIMSS Chapter Advocates are engaged in planning and facilitating advocacy and public policy activities within their state or region.