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NCC Sends Letter Urging Passage of Workplace Violence Prevention Legislation this Congress (11/18/22)

Fifty-eight members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter urging the passage of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (S.4182) this Congress. This request comes as the House passed a related bill last year.

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NCC Sends Letter to Appropriators Outlining FY 2023 Omnibus Requests (11/15/22)

Sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting at least $324.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $208.571 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in the Fiscal YeAR.

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NCC Thanks House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs for Introducing the ICAN Act (10/26/22)

Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter thanking House Nursing Congress Co-Chairs, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40) and David Joyce (R-OH-14) for introducing the Improving Care and Access to Nurses (I CAN) Act (H.R. 8812). The ICAN Act is a comprehensive effort that helps remove outdated barriers that prevent APRNs from practicing to the full extent of their education and clinical training.

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Nursing Community Coalition Requests Senate to Support NDAA Amendment Honoring U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps (8/23/22)

As the Senate looks ahead to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 7900/S. 4543) conference negotiations, the Nursing Community Coalition requests that recognition for the United States Cadet Nurse Corps be included in any final bill. Specifically, the Coalition requests the Senate to retain “Sec. 5103 - Sense of Congress regarding women who served as cadet nurses during World War II,” in the final FY 2023 NDAA conference agreement, which helps honor the contributions the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps made to the war efforts and recognizes these servicewomen for their dedication to the nation.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Under Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (8/19/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed Dr. Shereef Elnahal, Under Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to his new position and pledged to work with him to improve veteran's health through nursing care.

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Nursing Community Coalition Supports 'Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act' (7/28/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition urged the U.S. Senate to support passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act. This bipartisan legislation would retire outdated barriers in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) that limit the ability of nurse practitioners to diagnose and oversee the care and treatment of federal employees who are injured or become ill in the course of their employment.

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Nursing Community Supports Legislation to Address Workplace Violence (6/9/22)

 

The Nursing Community Coalition thanks Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (S. 4182) and strongly urges passage of this important legislation this Congress.

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Nursing Community Coalition Thanks Congress for Recognizing National Nurses Week 2022 (6/8/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition thanked members of Congress for introducing S.Res.626 / H.Res.1100: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2022.

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Nursing Community Coalition Testifies to Congress for Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2023 (5/11/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition requests that Congress continue robust and bold investment in nursing workforce, education, and research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 by supporting at least $530 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.] and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration), and at least $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research.

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Nursing Community Coalition Outlines Top Legislative Priorities for Congress (5/6/22)

As the nation celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the Nursing Community Coalition outlines and requests support from Congress for legislative priorities that directly impact nursing education, workforce, and research.

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Nursing Community Coalition Requests Congress Make COVID-19 Waivers Permanent (4/25/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition requests Congress to continue the impactful actions to patient access to care implemented during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) through various waivers and regulatory efforts (including but not limited to telehealth) by making the waivers permanent beyond this PHE.

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Nursing Community Coalition Requests Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2023 (4/11/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition sent letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding levels of $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $210 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2023.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New AHRQ Director (3/18/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Robert Otto Valdez on his appointment as Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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SUNA Supports HB 5318 - Bill to Provide Cost-Free Coverage for Prostate Cancer Screening (2/15/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Robert Otto Valdez on his appointment as Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Nursing Community Coalition Urges Congress to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (2/14/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition urges the Senate and House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committees to pass the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (S. 1220/H.R. 2568) during this Congress.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New HRSA Administrator (1/31/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Carole Johnson on her appointment as Administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

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Nursing Community Coalition Reiterates Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Requests (1/19/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition reiterates its request to House and Senate Appropriations Committees to allocate at least $314.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and at least $200.782 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

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Nursing Community Coalition Urges Senate to Support Nursing Priorities in Build Back Better Act (1/19/22)

The Nursing Community Coalition urges the Senate to advance the following priorities within the Build Back Better Act: nursing education pathways, the Nurse Corps, and provisions in the Momnibus Act.

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Nursing Community Coalition Urges Congress to Make COVID-19 Waivers Permanent (12/20/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition urges Congress to take legislative action to make certain COVID waivers permanent, beyond the current Public Health Emergency.

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Nursing Community Coalition Urges Senate to Preserve Nursing Priorities in Build Back Better Act (12/2/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition urges the Senate to preserve nursing priorities, including support for nursing education pathways, the Nurse Corps, and provisions of the Momnibus Act, in the Build Back Better Act.

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Nursing Community Coalition Updates Funding Request for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and NINR in Fiscal Year 2022 (11/19/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting at least $314.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and at least $200.782 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2022.

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Nursing Community Coalition Requests House Veterans' Affairs Committee to Advance the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (9/14/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition urged the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to support and pass the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (H.R.2568).

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare (8/12/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed Dr. Meena Seshamani, the recently confirmed Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to her new position.

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Nursing Community Coalition Commends House for Passing 2022 Appropriations Package that Includes Historic Increases for Nursing Programs and Research (7/29/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4502, an appropriations package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 that provides unprecedented increases to key programs impacting nursing education, practice, and research, including:

  • $314.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs ~ This includes a $50 million, or nearly 19% increase, over FY 2021 enacted levels.
  • $200.782 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research ~ This includes a nearly $26 million, or a 14.7% increase, over FY 2021.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at HHS (7/26/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed Dawn O'Connell, the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S Department of of Health and Human Services (HHS) to her new position.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at HHS (7/26/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the U.S Department of of Health and Human Services (HHS) to her new position.

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Nursing Community Coalition Outlines Public Health, Education, and Workforce Priorities for Infrastructure Program (7/9/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition contacted Congressional leaders and key committees to share the Coalition's public health, education, and workforce priorities and request they be included in any infrastructure package. Priorities include:

  • Supporting Nursing Education Infrastructure: Pass the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act (S. 246 / H.R. 851)
  • Investing in Public Health Infrastructure: Include Students, Nurses, and APRNs
  • Prioritizing Nursing Workforce Infrastructure: Both for the Patient and Provider
  • Including Innovative Infrastructure Initiatives, such as Telehealth

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Nursing Community Coalition Provides Testimony to Senate for Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2022 (6/23/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition provided testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies requesting at least $530 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and at least $199.75 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2022.

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Nursing Community Coalition Requests Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to Advance the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (6/22/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition urged the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs to support and pass the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (S.1220/H.R.2568).

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New CMS Administrator (6/21/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on her confirmation and welcomed the opportunity to meet and discuss shared goals.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New HHS Deputy Secretary (6/21/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Andrea Palm, the new Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on her confirmation and welcomed the opportunity to meet and discuss shared goals.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New HHS Deputy Secretary (6/21/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Andrea Palm, the new Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on her confirmation and welcomed the opportunity to meet and discuss shared goals.

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Nursing Community Coalition Releases Statement on the Biden Administration’s FY 2022 Budget (6/1/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition released a statement applauding funding for key domestic and health care programs in the Biden Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget.

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Nursing Community Coalition Thanks Legislators for Introducing the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (5/28/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition thanked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with a bipartisan group of 40 original cosponsors, for introducing the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (S.1220/H.R.2568).

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Secretary of Labor (5/11/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed Martin Welsh, the recently confirmed Secretary of Labor to his new position.

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Nursing Community Coalition Provides Testimony to House of Representatives for Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2022 (5/6/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition requests Congress continue robust and bold investment in nursing workforce, education, and research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 by supporting at least $530 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.] and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration), a doubling of Title VIII funding, and at least $193 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research.

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Nursing Community Coalition Provides Testimony to House of Representatives for Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2022 (5/6/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition requests Congress continue robust and bold investment in nursing workforce, education, and research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 by supporting at least $530 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.] and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration), a doubling of Title VIII funding, and at least $193 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research.

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Nursing Community Coalition Thanks Legislators for Introducing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 (4/29/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition thanked 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), which provides a multi-pronged approach to addressing maternal health in the United States.

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Nursing Community Congratulates New U.S Surgeon General (4/8/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Dr. Vivek Murthy on his appointment as U.S. Surgeon General and thanked him for his commitment to public health, ensuring the health of underrepresented communities, and combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS (4/8/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed Dr. Rachel Levine, the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S Department of of Health and Human Services (HHS) to her new position.

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Nursing Community Coalition Urges Congress to Support the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (3/31/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition urged Congressional leaders to support the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195) and bring the legislation to the House floor for a vote.

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Secretary of Health and Human Services (3/25/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, to his new position and outlined shared priorities to combat COVID‐19, preserve critical advancements, and support the health of the nation.

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Nursing Community Coalition Requests Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2022 (3/16/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding levels of $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $193 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2022.

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Nursing Community Coalition Releases Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act Becoming Law (3/11/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition released a statement commending Congress and the Biden Administration for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic by passing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319).

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Nursing Community Coalition Welcomes New Secretary of Veterans Affairs (3/3/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition welcomed the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, to his new position and pledged to work with him to improve veteran's health through nursing care.

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Nursing Community Coalition Urges Congress to Include Shared Legislative Priorities in Next COVID-19 Relief Package (2/25/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition urged Congressional leaders and key Committee Members to include the following areas in the next COVID-19 relief package so the current and future nursing workforce may continue to respond to the public health challenge:

  • Protect and Support Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines
  • Support Nursing Education Infrastructure: Pass the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act (S.246/H.R.851)
  • Include Nurses, APRNs, and Nursing Students in all National Public Health Plans
  • Invest in Federal Programs that support Nursing Workforce and Nursing Research
  • Promote Access to Telehealth

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Nursing Community Coalition Congratulates Congresswoman DeLauro on Being Elected Chair of the House Appropriations Committee (1/29/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition congratulated Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) on being elected chair of the House Committee on Appropriations and pledges to continue working with her in the 117th Congress.

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Nursing Community Coalition Commits to Working with Biden-Harris Administration (1/22/21)

The Nursing Community Coalition issued a statement committing to work with the Biden-Harris Administration to continue to combat COVID-19 and advance sound health care policy.

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