Each year, STS physician leaders recommend health policy priorities for the year ahead. While advocacy leadership and staff are instrumental in bringing these priorities to elected leaders in Washington, DC, active engagement by STS members at the grassroots level is crucial for the collective success of cardiothoracic surgery. Each of the issues highlighted below represents an important topic for members to discuss with their representatives—and each offers a collection of important resources to guide members in these discussions. 

To take action and contact legislators directly, visit the STS Grassroots Advocacy site (login required).