Current Events & Advocacy Actions
What better way to understand the ACHNE Policy Committee than to see it in action?
In an effort to advance Policy and Advocacy work within community/public health nurse education, ACHNE continues to make the recordings of the Annual Policy Committee Plenaries available to the public.
Washington, DC – May 26
Updates from Trust for America’s Health, a non-partisan, nonprofit public health policy, research and advocacy organization.
February 14, 2022
Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto letters to the House and the Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committees urging them to pass S.1220/H.R.2568 United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) signed onto an American Council on Education letter urging Congress to support and protect historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) following bomb threats made against the community.
February 7, 2022
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) sent letter reiterating our academic nursing priorities after a roundtable discussion with Secretary Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services.
February 4, 2022
AACN sent comments on the PREVENT Pandemics Act discussion draft to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee.
Nursing Community Coalition and AACN both sent letters welcoming Carole Johnson, selected as new Administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
January 20, 2022
AACN sent letter welcoming the new Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nursing Community Coalition sent letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees Requestion at least $324,472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and at least $200,782 million for the NINR (FY 2022) and AACN sent letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees reiterating key academic nursing funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.
January 19, 2022
Nursing Community Coalition sent letter urging Senate to advance sound policies within Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) to include Nurse Corps Act and Momnibus and AACN sent letter to Senate reiterating to preserve and pass essential nursing provisions as the Senate considers the Build Back Better Act.