Features  |   July 2014
Collaboration Is Key in Bringing Quality Care ‘Home’
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  • Alan E. Curle, M.D.
    Committee on Governmental Affairs
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Quality Improvement / Features
Features   |   July 2014
Collaboration Is Key in Bringing Quality Care ‘Home’
ASA Monitor 07 2014, Vol.78, 24-25.
ASA Monitor 07 2014, Vol.78, 24-25.
No member of ASA could deny that a major focus of the organization and its leadership is advocacy for our patients and our specialty. One need only look at our strategic plan to appreciate the equal footing that this focus shares with education of our members and the development of new knowledge. And if you’re still not convinced, to paraphrase our current treasurer James Grant, M.D., then “follow the money,” as support from the organization for advocacy efforts is considerable. As effective as those efforts has been to date, anyone doing the work of advocacy would tell you that it is the cultivation of allies and their work with you that takes an organization to the next level of effectiveness. Who are our potential allies and how do we convince them to join our team? Please allow me to introduce each of them as I see them emerge in the work that you do each and every day, as advocacy really does begin at home.
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