IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR COUNTRY, NURSING WORKFORCE AND EDUCATION
YOUR VOICE DOES MATTER, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES NOW!
The President's Blueprint Budget for FY 2018 proposes severe cuts that will be detrimental to patients, families, communities, and our ability to care for them as nurses. While the depth of these cuts are yet to be determined by Congress, they will be more hard hitting than we have seen in the past decade. The President recommends a 20% reduction in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Consider the impact on the National Institute of Nursing Research- one of the smallest budgets at NIH! The President also proposes a $403 million cut to health professions and nursing programs- which could translate to nearly total elimination of Title VIII funding.
Your voice could never be more critical to national advocacy efforts as these will be devastating cuts to federal programs that impact health, workforce, and education programs.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES NOW!