Health Policy & Advocacy
ASPHO is committed to advocating and achieving one voice for pediatric hematology/oncology. The Society works in partnership with appropriate organizations to advance its advocacy priorities such as:
- Ensure adequate federal funding for research, surveillance and other legislation
- Improve access to drugs, devices and biologics for children and adolescents
- Promote adequate payment for care of children by subspecialists in pediatric hematology/oncology to support needed access and workforce
The Advocacy Brief is a quarterly offering informing members about legislative and regulatory issues that have an impact on the pediatric hematology/oncology profession and the patients we serve. The digital publication is delivered directly to Society members' inboxes.
ASPHO participates in sign-on letters which are policy-oriented letters sent to members of Congress, congressional committees or federal agencies expressing the viewpoint of the signatories. By participating in sign-on letters, ASPHO represents the views of the organization and its members on policy-related issues.
Fellowship Opportunity for Mid-Career Professionals
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking its next cohort of health care professionals for the prestigious Health Policy Fellows program. Successful fellows will spend over three months immersed in health policy issues, with instruction from the National Academy of Medicine. Fellows then join the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program for further orientation. In January, fellows then receive their assignment, working with either a member of Congress, a Congressional Committee, or the Executive Branch. This is a minimum 12-month fellowship in Washington, D.C
Many times, the best way to make an impact with a broad audience is to partner with a coalition that can help advance our priority issues. ASPHO belongs to the Alliance for Childhood Cancer and also the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition, the Emergency Department Sickle Cell Care Coalition, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.