We want to share exciting progress over the last month with our efforts to enact H.R. 2144/S. 1450, the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act.
We are still scheduling meetings, so if you have not yet signed up to meet with your member of Congress or Senate office as part of the Spring Push, you can still do so as we want to keep the momentum going! Sign up here.
- In the last month, we have added three new House cosponsors for a total of 45 cosponsors in the House and 5 cosponsors in the Senate, plus the original House and Senate sponsors.
- As of April 22, we have 136 genetic counselors registered as being interested in meeting with their member of Congress through our Spring Push.
- 63 meetings have occurred with Congressional staff as part of the Spring Push and an additional 7 meetings are scheduled.
- 328 letters of support have been sent through our Action Alert to Congressional offices. If you would like to send a letter of support, NSGC has drafted emails you can personalize here:
- We continue to gain organizations who support H.R. 2144/S. 1450. Several new organizations signed our letter of support including the Texas Society of Clinical Oncology, Cure CMD, Maryland DC Society of Clinical Oncology, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital and Cooley Dickinson Health Care. Over 300 employers, patient advocacy groups, professional societies and others have signed a letter of support for our legislation. If you work with an organization or employer that wants to support the effort, the organization can sign the letter of support here.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our efforts to pass this important legislation to date, and who will join us in our Spring Push for co-sponsors.
Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC
Chair of the NSGC Advocacy Coordinating Committee
Members of the Advocacy Coordinating Committee
Colleen Campbell, Chair
Antonina Ryvlin, Vice Chair
Joy Larsen Haidle
Rebecca Okashah Littlejohn
Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC serves as chair of the NSGC Advocacy Coordinating Committee and is the Director of Genetic Counseling Operations for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where she oversees the administration, standardization and continuous improvement of genetic counseling operations across the health system. Dr. Campbell led the successful Iowa legislative effort to license genetic counselors.