February 12, 2012 — For 37 years, hundreds of doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students from across the country have gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress to discuss crucial chiropractic issues.
The 2012 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC), taking place Feb. 15–19, provides DCs the opportunity to advocate for the profession and work toward establishing chiropractic’s role in healthcare reform.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is joined this year by the Chiropractic Summit — 41 organizations, including ACA, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations and the International Chiropractors Association — in hosting the conference.
ACA’s collaboration with its Summit partners will ensure that the chiropractic profession speaks to lawmakers in a clear, unified voice.
This year’s theme, “The Power of Cultural Authority: Staying Essential in Health Care Reform,” will explore the challenges facing the profession as implementation of the healthcare reform law continues at the national and state levels. Enhancing the chiropractic profession’s cultural authority and placing individual DCs on key state committees will set the stage for full chiropractic inclusion as the law’s provisions are put into place around the country.
ACA looks forward to seeing everyone next week as the profession once again educates our nation’s leaders about the benefits of chiropractic and its essential role in the healthcare system.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, acatoday.org