On August 1-3, the AUA was an active participant at the 2022 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Denver, Colorado. State Advocacy Manager, Catherine Hendricks, went to several NCSL Health and Human Services committee meetings and spoke with several legislators interested in introducing/supporting no cost-sharing prostate cancer screening legislation in their state, including:
Arkansas: Representative Deb Ferguson
Georgia: Representative Billy Mitchell
Missouri: Senator Wayne Wallingford
North Carolina: Senate Democrat Leader Daniel T. Blue Jr.
Pennsylvania: Representative Jeanne McNeill
More than 4,000 state legislators, their staff, and various provider and patient advocacy groups attended the conference. Participants are provided with excellent networking opportunities with those policymakers from around the country. The NCSL was founded in 1975 and represents the legislatures in the states, territories and commonwealth of the U.S. Its mission is to advance the effectiveness of legislatures and to nurture interstate cooperation and help facilitate the exchange of information among state legislative bodies.