Interest Groups

Select an interest group (AARP, AHIP, Coalition for Health Services Research, Emergency Nurses Association, Pharma) Discuss how they are pushing their agenda (i.e., mechanisms used to influence policy makers), key obstacles, and spending (consult the Center for Responsible Politics, www.opensecrets.org) Investigate the interest group’s website and review their position statements, testimony, and consult media reports to obtain more information on the group’s lobbying efforts.