July 1, 2020
NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Additional COVID-19 Priorities
On July 29, Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees outlining additional priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package working its way through Congress. These requests include bolstering efforts to protect all nurses on the front lines, increasing funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, supporting nursing education infrastructure and research, strengthening investments in public health, and promoting access to telehealth.
NCC Sends Letter to CMS on COVID-19 Blanket Waivers
On July 15, forty-five member of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue to remove barriers to practice, encourage innovation, and ensure that our patients have access to the highest quality nursing care by extending, and making permanent, waivers beyond this Public Health Emergency (PHE).
Updated NCC Documents
The NCC released the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Report. This report outlines the NCC’s engagement, accomplishments, and progress, not only in the first six-months of 2019, but for fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 as well.
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