As part of its Strategic Plan, AACC is stepping up efforts to raise awareness about the critical role laboratory medicine plays in patient care. One way the Association plans to accomplish this is to be more proactive in our advocacy. This means identifying priority issues for AACC, determining any necessary changes in existing public policy, and communicating our positions clearly and concisely to those who have the ability to affect change in laws and regulations. To facilitate this, AACC is initiating a program to develop timely position statements on the issues that directly affect AACC members. Over time, AACC will have a compendium of these statements that will communicate the association's stance on the issues that are most important to its members.