STAR: State Access to Care Representative

STAR Position Description

The STAR will represent the State Chapter on the ASMBS Access to Care Committee and be responsible for energizing the state around local access to care issues that are identified in the state.

STAR Responsibilities

  • Participate in regularly scheduled teleconferences and email forums that pertain to access issues in their Chapter

  • Attend the Access to Care Committee Meeting at Annual ObesityWeek or Obesity Weekend

  • Serve as liaison from their state to the Regional SuperSTAR, who communicates with ASMBS Access to Care Committee and ASMBS leadership; the STAR should notify the SuperSTAR of State Chapter Access issues as well as keep the Chapter informed of Access to Care Committee work

  • Participate in the national dialogue around access to care

  • Assist in forming official ASMBS responses to state access to care issues that arise locally, regionally, and nationally

  • Speak to groups or participate in national forums on access to care in their states as needed

  • This individual should be someone who is a recognized leader within the State Chapter and who might become a future leader in the national organization

  • This is a two year appointment

SuperSTAR

SuperSTAR Position Description

The SuperSTAR will represent the region on the ASMBS Access to Care Committee and be responsible for energizing the region around regional access to care issues that are identified by the STARS in the region. Seven regions have been identified: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Upper Midwest, Lower Midwest, Southeast Central, and Mid Atlantic.

SuperSTAR Responsibilities

  • Participate in regularly scheduled teleconferences and monthly email forums

  • Attend the Access to Care Committee Meeting at ObesityWeek and Obesity Weekend

  • Serve as liaison from the STARs in their region and the Access to Care Committee

  • Participate in the national dialogue around access to care

  • Assist in forming official ASMBS responses to state access to care issues in their region

  • Speak to groups or participate in national forums on access to care in their state and regions

  • This individual should be someone who is a recognized leader within the region’s state chapters and who has been or may become a future leader in the national organization

  • This is a two year appointment