Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – April 2021

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
On April 8, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine, welcoming her as she begins work to ensure all individuals receive the healthcare they deserve.

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Surgeon General
On April 8, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, welcoming him to his new position and thanking him for his commitment to public health, ensuring the health of underrepresented communities, and combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 90 Representatives Support FY 2022 Funding for Title VIII in House Dear Colleague Letter
On April 28, eighty-nine Representatives signed onto a House Dear Colleague letter circulated by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2022.

NCC Thanks Rep. Underwood and Sen. Booker for Introducing the Momnibus Act
On April 29, forty-five members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a thank you letter to Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) for introducing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 (H.R. 959/S.346). The Momnibus Act provides a multipronged approach to addressing maternal health in the United States.