Through advocacy, MHA represents the interests of our members in the legislative and executive branches of federal and state governments.
MHA staff and consultants collaborate with the American Hospital Association on federal advocacy initiatives and engage with the Montana’s lawmakers and elected officials on state legislative issues.
MHA’s governmental relations staff also interact with federal and state officials to shape the regulatory activities of many federal and state agencies. This involves analyzing rules and regulations proposed by federal and state agencies, and providing comments where appropriate.
To help serve the varying needs of our member hospitals and healthcare providers, MHA has created advisory groups to help staff in advocating health policies. In sharing their expertise with MHA, these groups are helping to direct and inform public policy for the greater healthcare community in Montana.