The Practice & Policy Committee will educate the AMSSM membership about economic and policy issues germane to the practice of sports medicine, with the goals of optimizing smart business practices and marshaling organizational resources in the arena of public policy to help effect positive change.
- Effectively gather information regarding practice models, compensation and other economic issues that affect the practice of sports medicine.
- Evaluate and act on “actionable” issues that can positively impact members’ practices.
- Effectively gather and collate state and national information regarding health policy that has the potential to impact the practice of sports medicine.
- Gather periodic information from the membership detailing economic and policy issues that are being dealt with on a local level and use this information to tailor appropriate initiatives.
- Identify ways to disseminate information in a timely and effective manner using available means, including but not restricted to economic workshops, website tools, newsletters and email.
- Identify points of collaboration with other state and national organizations, along with a plan to effectively work together to distribute data and information.
Committee appointments will be for a three year renewable term, with all active members eligible. Target Committee size is nine active members, plus the Chair. In addition to this, the Committee will utilize liaison members in each state as necessary to assist in the process of information gathering and information distribution. Diversity in Committee membership is strongly encouraged.