Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – June 2021

07/06/21

OADN continues our work as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, to ensure that the nurses and nursing education are supported in meeting the needs of patients and communities.

NCC Statement on the President’s FY 2022 Budget
On June 1, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement supporting restored and increased funding for key domestic and health care programs, such as Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research, in the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget.

Thirty-Seven Senators Support FY 2022 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague
On June 4, thirty-seven Senators signed onto a Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2022.

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
On June 21, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, who was recently confirmed as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
On June 21, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Andrea Palm, who was recently confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

NCC Urges Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act
On June 22, fifty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging them to support and advance the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (S.1220/H.R.2568).

NCC Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriation Subcommittee
On June 23, sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony for the record submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $199.755 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2022.