One of the objectives of the Academy's Strategic Advocacy Plan is to enhance the position/policy development process by addressing timely specific audiology/hearing health issues. This objective recognizes the importance for the Academy to evaluate its existing inventory of policies/position statements to ensure its relevancy and adherence to the state-of-the-art. This objective further underscores the need for the Academy to have a policy/position development process in place that would ensure a timely response as public policy issues arise. The following public policy resolutions are the initial
documents developed as a direct result of this process. The Academy is working to develop a centralized searchable policy/position statement database to complement this process.