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Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing outcomes

Including public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions — that directly affect people’s lives.

CMSA's Public Policy Committee serve to represent member interests on issues affecting care management professionals and their patient's wellbeing. For more information on current topics of interest to CMSA's Public Policy Committee, click on one of the links listed on the left.

For more information on how you can get involved, contact:

Email: cmsa@cmsa.org

CMSA Government Affairs Department
6301 Ranch Drive
Little Rock, AR 72223

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Join the CMSA Public Policy Committee, CMSA Leadership and Membership in advocacy for key legislative issues impacting the professional case management community.

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Contact your legislators by clicking below. We will be providing a list of bills that need your support soon. Together, WE CAN influence health policy!

Margaret (Peggy) Leonard, long time CMSA leader and member, passed away on Sunday September 15, 2019. Peggy was a CMSA Past National President (2009), National Case Manager of the Year (2006) and recipient of our National Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). She was a leader and founder of several of the New York CMSA Chapters, an active public policy committee Chair Emeritus and a staunch advocate of the CMSA Foundation.

Peggy’s role in CMSA public policy spanned 15 years, beginning with her joining the Public Policy Committee in 2004. She served as PPC Chair from 2005-2009 and remained on the committee until 2012. Following this period, she was named Chair Emeritus, during which she continued contributing her energy and passion for policy at meetings, Hill Days and CMSA’s annual conference.

Peggy, a national leader in healthcare innovation, played a key role in all major aspects of healthcare policy and practice. Her leadership extended far beyond her day job, serving as co-chair of New York State Department of Health Workgroup on Health Homes, chair of New York State Board of Nursing, member of National Quality Forum Quality Measurement, Research and Improvement Council, former member of the National Quality Forum Steering Committee for Care Coordination, chair of the National Transitions of Care Public Policy Task Force, former member for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Transitions of Care Technical RN Certification, and adjunct instructor at the College of New Rochelle, School of Nursing teaching Politics of Healthcare. Peggy knew healthcare from all levels of transitions of care.

We honor Peggy as a committee for her role in Public Policy leadership, mentoring in the Public Policy committee and vast contributions to the CMSA organization. Many within the Public Policy Committee, fellow professional case managers, her patients and students will miss her presence and energizing spirit. We Thank Peggy for her years of leadership within CMSA.

CMSA Public Policy Committee 2019-2020
CMSA Public Policy Chair Jenny Quigley-Stickney, RN, MSN, MHA, MA, CCM, ACM-RN
Vice Chair Susan Plough MSN, APRN, BC, CCM
Public Policy Committee Staff Liaison Brianne Baird

Case Management Society of America
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Little Rock, AR 72223