ACOEM Pushes Prevention Wisdom on a Congress Looking for Quick Savings

In addition to its role as an educator, advocate, and disseminator of best practice guidelines, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) actively engages in influencing policy decisions related to worker wellness, prevention, and safety. Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, ACOEM has been taking every opportunity to demonstrate to lawmakers the connection between a healthy workforce and a healthy economy, workplace wellness programs and chronic disease management, and between prevention services and cost savings. According to ACOEM’s chief lobbyist Pat O’Connor, it has not been a walk in the park.

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