|Members:||32 state and regional member organizations, representing 38 states and territories|
|Meetings:||Fellows Conference (100 attendees), State Society Advocacy Conference (100 attendees), Federal Advocacy Hill Visit (50 attendees)|
Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO) is to advocate for excellence in the field of rheumatology, ensuring access to the highest quality care for the management of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal disease.
To aid rheumatologists in protecting their patients and their livelihood, CSRO actively advocates on the state and national level, focusing on educating legislators, government officials and the corporate community on the impact that policy and procedural changes may have to the patient’s quality of care and disease management options. CSRO also collaborates with patient organizations and other national societies to elevate awareness and provide a forum for an exchange of ideas, fostering a collaborative environment.
CSRO is dedicated to empowering rheumatologists and their practices with resources to proactively increase patient access to rheumatologic care and medication; supporting the formation of new state societies and encouraging active societies to incorporate advocacy into their normal activities; and providing a network for state societies to exchange information.