Elections bring out strong emotions in all of us. There are winners and losers and we often feel very strongly about the candidates we supported. Following the election, we are exhausted from the campaign. We are left wondering what, if anything, are we to do next and how can we move our agenda forward. The answer is rarely clear, however, regardless of how we feel about the results of the election, doing nothing is not an option.
The work of the NHMS is critically important to advancing our profession and the public's health. While we may not know how our agenda will be received by our elected officials, we must reach out in good faith to them because they are the ones with whom we will work with over the next few years.