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Musculoskeletal Health Issues for Candidates for Election in 2019

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The USBJI is soliciting suggestions on the musculoskeletal health issues federal and state candidates for election in 2020 should include in their health policy proposals and programs. These will be collated and contribute to the drafting of position papers to be presented to candidates seeking election.

This project was launched during the AAOS Annual Meeting in March 2019, during a Town Hall Meeting. We now invite your input. What are the important issues and priorities that must be addressed to improve care for patients, permit innovation and answer critical questions; ultimately to lower the burden and impact of MSK disorders?

As newly elected officials begin their service and establish health policy, it is important that America’s most prevalent and disabling musculoskeletal disorders are front and center, and included in policy discussions in a meaningful way.

Musculoskeletal disorders are generally under-appreciated, under-resourced and under-funded. This is an opportunity for them to be included at the start of a re-elected or new administration.

The issues you cite will contribute to position papers to be presented to candidates for election.

Position papers will be provided upon completion with provided contact information: