Stakeholders seek to fill GAP

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Friday, August 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the VGM Group are working to with state and regional HME associations to revamp the Grassroots Accountability Project. 

The goal of GAP is to have an HME spokesperson in every congressional district of the country. This person will be responsible for relaying the issues and asks of the industry to their members of Congress. 

Qualified candidates must be able to: 

  • speak broadly about the issues within the HME industry 

  • speak specifically about health issues that affect them, their business and the patients they serve 

  • speak regularly with the staff of their members of Congress 

  • reach out to the congressional office asking for support when legislation arises 

  • build a working relationship with the office of their members of Congress. 

AAHomecare and VGM say a spokesperson doesn’t need to be politically involved or know a lot about politics to be an advocate. They just need to be willing to talk to their congressperson and staff about the issues. 

AAHomecare launched the project as the Congressional Accountability Project in 2018. 

View a video about GAP. 

Interested providers should contact Emily Harken at emily.harken@vgm.com by Aug. 31.