Advocacy Basics

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is active in both legislative and regulatory health policy development. Learn the basics of each of these policy pathways.

Federal Legilation

How does a bill become a law? How does SHM advocate for change? Learn how Congress creates legislation and how SHM represents hospitalists in the legislative process.


How and why are regulations created? What does SHM do to impact regulations? Learn how federal agencies create regulations and how SHM participates in the regulatory process.