American Society of Hematology

ASH is the leader in representing the interests of scientists and clinicians working in the field of hematology on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies concerned with the study and treatment of blood-related diseases.


SCD Initiative 

Sickle Cell Disease Initiative

A multi-faceted initiative to identify the highest priority actions needed to improve the outcomes for individuals with SCD in the U.S. and globally.

Fight for Hematology 

Support Medical Research

Urge your members of Congress to support continued medial research funding.

Advocacy Leadership Institute

Provides opportunities to learn more about advocacy, health policy, and the legislative process, and to become engaged in the Society’s activities.

Congressional Fellowship

Provides education about the policy making process, including Congress’ relationship to the hematology community.

MACRA Resources

Get an overview of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and its impact on hematology.

Drug Access Issues

Keep informed of newly approved therapies, safety and prescription matters, and shortages of critical hematologic drugs.

CAC Networking Meeting

Learn about the yearly ASH-ASCO Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Network Meeting.

  • Contact Congress in Support of Sustained and Predictable Funding for NIH

    Congressional leaders are currently working to finalize spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 while simultaneously also beginning efforts to craft FY 2019 spending bills. It is important for your legislators to hear from you about the need for sustained federal funding for NIH and its importance for your research and the patients you treat.

  • Contact Your North Carolina State Senator in Support of H. 206

    The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act (H.206) would require any health plan that provides coverage for cancer chemotherapy treatment to provide coverage for orally administered and self-injectable anticancer medications at a cost no less favorable than the cost of IV, port-administered, or injected anticancer medications. It is important you reach out to ask for your North Carolina state Senator's support.

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  • Update on Tax Reform

    On December 20, the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to approve H.R. 1, tax reform legislation. Select members of each chamber came together to resolve disagreements between the two versions passed by the House and Senate.

  • 2017 Action of the Affordable Care Act

    Congress spent much of 2017 focused on the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Included is a summary of Congress and the Administration’s actions on repeal and replace of the ACA that occurred in 2017.

  • 2017 ASH Advocacy Activities

    ASH continues to increase its efforts to expand and enhance the Society’s reach. NIH funding, efforts to ensure patient access to drugs, and sickle cell disease were top priorities on ASH’s advocacy agenda in 2017.

  • 2017 ASH Advocacy Efforts Related to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait

    ASH continues to invest in and explore the important actions needed to make a significant difference in sickle cell disease (SCD) access to care, research, and global issues. Learn about the major advocacy-related initiatives undertaken by ASH in 2017.

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