Below is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of March 2017.
FY 2018 Requests
The Nursing Community sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies signed by 55 organizations. It outlined the funding requests levels of $244 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research.
NC Releases 2017 Brochure on Education and Research
The Nursing Community released a new brochure titled Nursing Workforce & Research: Transforming Health & Health Care on March 8, 2017. The brochure features useful information for Members of Congress and their staff on the impact of the Title VIII Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research in their state and nationally.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma
The Nursing Community sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma, pledging to with CMS to ensure federal policies recognize RNs and APRNs as leaders in increasing affordability and quality for patients. Ms. Verma was sworn in as Administrator on March 14, 2017.
The NC held their March monthly meeting on March 7th and was hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. There were 36 NC organizations present for the discussion.
Twitter: @RN_Community New Followers: 14 Total Followers: 373
Profile Visits: 166 Tweet Impressions: 3,158
For more information on the Nursing Community please visit: www.thenursingcommunity.org