AWHONN regularly interacts with Members of Congress, their staff, and key agency officials. Below is a selection of written communications to these important partners.

DateLetter
2020-2-4Along with 107 other organizations, AWHONN urged support for the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act’ HR 2339 as it reaches the House of Representatives, This bill seeks to ban the manufacturing of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products, as they have been known increase smoking initiation and lead to greater addiction compared to non-menthol cigarettes.
2020-1-28AWHONN submitted a statement for the record regarding the January 28, 2020 House Ways and Means Committee “Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave.” The benefits of paid family and medical leave are numerous, with breastfeeding being the primary focus in helping infants to have healthier lives.
2019-12-12AWHONN, with 49 other organizations, requested that Senate Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer, and House Minority Leader McCarthy include both H.R. 4995 and H.R. 4996 in an end of the year package of bills. These bills will help hospitals and maternity care providers implement clinically proven best practices, support state efforts to extend Medicaid coverage for women to one year postpartum, increase access to maternity care in rural and underserved areas, and work to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health.
2019-12-10Along with over 50 organizations dedicated to improving outcomes for women and their families, AWHONN expressed gratitude for the support that House members Neal, Pallone, and Scott provided for H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This bill includes expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program to expand the reach of home visiting to address the causes of maternal mortality and morbidity.
2019-12-10AWHONN joined 16 other maternal and child health organizations in thanking House members Maloney, Jordan, and the rest of the Committee on Oversight and Reform for holding a hearing on the need for comprehensive national paid family and medical leave. This is an important issue to working families as it will allow parents to provide a strong foundation for their babies to thrive through time spent with parents and caregivers, while not sacrificing the income they need to support their families.
2019-11-18In a coalition with 65 other organizations, AWHONN signed on to this statement to urge the Trump Administration to swiftly implement the President’s proposal made on September 11, 2019, to remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors, from the marketplace both in retail stores and online. This plan is intended to address the Nation’s e-cigarette epidemic to preserve the health and well-being of our youth, as e-cigarettes and their flavors are cited as a key reason for their use.
2019-10-21 00:00:00AWHONN joined other organizations in a letter to House members Suzanne Bonamici and James Comer urging them to support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (HR 2694). This bill will help to provide accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace that can help mitigate the risk of a pregnancy, while suggesting simple, low-cost or no-cost adjustments for the employer.
2019-10-16 00:00:00Along with 45 other organizations, AWHONN has expressed support to House members Frank Pallone and Greg Walden, for the ‘Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act’ (HR 2339). This bill seeks to ban the manufacturing of menthol cigarettes as they have been known increase smoking initiation and lead to greater addiction compared to non-menthol cigarettes.
2019-09-20 00:00:00AWHONN joined over 100 local, state, regional, and international organizations in urging Congress to direct $10 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding program in Fiscal Year 2020. These funds will help implement initiatives designed foster collaboration across multiple sectors to promote evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding.
2019-07-26 00:00:00AWHONN received a letter of thanks from Rep. Steven Horsford (4th District, Nevada) for sharing our expertise and information on how Congress can create better policies to address the Black maternal health crisis. More information about the Black Maternal Health Caucus can be found here.
2019-07-26 00:00:00Marilyn Nibling, Chair of the 2019 AWHONN Public Policy Committee, reached out to Dr. Michael Warren of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to advocate for the continued activity on the part of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) in decreasing infant mortality.
2019-07-15 00:00:00AWHONN, along with over 60 other international, national, regional, state, local, and tribal organizations, undersigned a letter of gratitude to Representative Carol Miller for introducing the Small Airports Mothers’ Rooms Act of 2019. This legislation would extend provisions from the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, and apply them to small airports by 2021.
2019-07-03 00:00:00Along with 19 other organizations, AWHONN respectfully urged Senators Blunt, Leahy, Murray, and Shelby, to include language in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations bill to support the Title X family planning.  This support will allow for Title X to continue serving a critical role in providing low-income and adolescent patients with access to family planning and preventative health services and information.
2019-06-21 00:00:00AWHONN and 27 other organizations recognized Senators Blunt and Murray, as well as Representatives DeLauro and Cole, for their commitment to increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. This letter includes language that requests federal investment specifically for women’s health research and to provide a current account of women’s health research initiatives at NIH.
2019-06-18 00:00:00As part of a coalition with over 180 other organizations AWHONN expressed gratitude to Senator Blumenthal and Representative Matsui, who introduced the Public Health Funding Restoration Act - a bill that will restore funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund), a source of funding created under the Affordable Care Act.
2019-06-03 00:00:00Together with 37 organizations, AWHONN commended Reps. Sherrill and Upton  for introducing H.R. 2822, the Family-to-Family (F2F) Reauthorization Act of 2019, to extend funding for F2F Information Centers for an additional five years, through FY 2024. This extension continues the bipartisan support that F2F has benefited from since its inception.
2019-05-30 00:00:00Joined with over 60 other national health organizations, AWHONN requests that Senators Blunt and Murray include draft report language in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill on the role each agency plays in addressing gaps in maternal mental health for new and expectant mothers.
2019-05-28 00:00:00Along with 75 other organizations, AWHONN partnered with the Family Planning Coalition to urge the Senate to provide strong support for Title X’s high-quality, evidence-based, and patient-centered care by adopting the House’s appropriation of $400 million and language protecting the program’s integrity in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
2019-05-22 00:00:00AWHONN submitted a statement for the record to Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee regarding the Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed hearing on May 8, 2019.
2019-03-28 00:00:00AWHONN joined seven other women’s health organizations in requesting inclusion of language addressing the lack of adequate public awareness and understanding of endometriosis in the House and Senate FY 2020 LHHS appropriations bill. Read the Senate Resolution designating March 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.
2019-03-07 00:00:00Along with almost 80 organizations, AWHONN urged Senators Cole and Murray, and Representatives Blunt and DeLauro, to allocate $698 million for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant in the FY2020 LHHS Bill. Funding for this grant will help states and jurisdictions design and implement a wide range of maternal and child health programs to fit the needs of their specific populations.
2019-03-07 00:00:00As a member of the Friends of AHRQ, AWHONN joined 151 organizations in requesting $460 million in budget authority for AHRQ in FY2020. This funding level would allow AHRQ to rebuild portfolios terminated as a result of years of past cuts and expand its research and training portfolio to address our nation’s pressing and evolving health care challenges.
2019-03-05 00:00:00AWHONN joined the Family Planning Coalition and 73 national organizations, urging Congress to use the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill to make a strong statement in support of Title X’s high-quality, evidence-based, and patient-centered family planning care by funding the program at $400 million. AWHONN supports federal funding of the Title X family planning program which helps ensure that millions of individuals can obtain high-quality sexual and reproductive health services.
2019-02-21 00:00:00AWHONN joined 165 national, state, and local medical, public health, and research organizations asking the House and Senate to provide $50 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
DateLetter
12/12/2019AWHONN, with 49 other organizations, requested that Senate Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer, and House Minority Leader McCarthy include both H.R. 4995 and H.R. 4996 in an end of the year package of bills. These bills will help hospitals and maternity care providers implement clinically proven best practices, support state efforts to extend Medicaid coverage for women to one year postpartum, increase access to maternity care in rural and underserved areas, and work to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health.
12/10/2019Along with over 50 organizations dedicated to improving outcomes for women and their families, AWHONN expressed gratitude for the support that House members Neal, Pallone, and Scott provided for H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This bill includes expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program to expand the reach of home visiting to address the causes of maternal mortality and morbidity.
12/10/2019AWHONN joined 16 other maternal and child health organizations in thanking House members Maloney, Jordan, and the rest of the Committee on Oversight and Reform for holding a hearing on the need for comprehensive national paid family and medical leave. This is an important issue to working families as it will allow parents to provide a strong foundation for their babies to thrive through time spent with parents and caregivers, while not sacrificing the income they need to support their families.
11/18/2019In a coalition with 65 other organizations, AWHONN signed on to this statement to urge the Trump Administration to swiftly implement the President’s proposal made on September 11, 2019, to remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors, from the marketplace both in retail stores and online. This plan is intended to address the Nation’s e-cigarette epidemic to preserve the health and well-being of our youth, as e-cigarettes and their flavors are cited as a key reason for their use.
10/21/2019 0:00AWHONN joined other organizations in a letter to House members Suzanne Bonamici and James Comer urging them to support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (HR 2694). This bill will help to provide accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace that can help mitigate the risk of a pregnancy, while suggesting simple, low-cost or no-cost adjustments for the employer.
10/16/2019 0:00Along with 45 other organizations, AWHONN has expressed support to House members Frank Pallone and Greg Walden, for the ‘Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act’ (HR 2339). This bill seeks to ban the manufacturing of menthol cigarettes as they have been known increase smoking initiation and lead to greater addiction compared to non-menthol cigarettes.
9/20/2019 0:00AWHONN joined over 100 local, state, regional, and international organizations in urging Congress to direct $10 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding program in Fiscal Year 2020. These funds will help implement initiatives designed foster collaboration across multiple sectors to promote evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding.
7/26/2019 0:00AWHONN received a letter of thanks from Rep. Steven Horsford (4th District, Nevada) for sharing our expertise and information on how Congress can create better policies to address the Black maternal health crisis. More information about the Black Maternal Health Caucus can be found here.
7/26/2019 0:00Marilyn Nibling, Chair of the 2019 AWHONN Public Policy Committee, reached out to Dr. Michael Warren of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to advocate for the continued activity on the part of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) in decreasing infant mortality.
7/15/2019 0:00AWHONN, along with over 60 other international, national, regional, state, local, and tribal organizations, undersigned a letter of gratitude to Representative Carol Miller for introducing the Small Airports Mothers’ Rooms Act of 2019. This legislation would extend provisions from the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, and apply them to small airports by 2021.
7/3/2019 0:00Along with 19 other organizations, AWHONN respectfully urged Senators Blunt, Leahy, Murray, and Shelby, to include language in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations bill to support the Title X family planning.  This support will allow for Title X to continue serving a critical role in providing low-income and adolescent patients with access to family planning and preventative health services and information.
6/21/2019 0:00AWHONN and 27 other organizations recognized Senators Blunt and Murray, as well as Representatives DeLauro and Cole, for their commitment to increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. This letter includes language that requests federal investment specifically for women’s health research and to provide a current account of women’s health research initiatives at NIH.
6/18/2019 0:00As part of a coalition with over 180 other organizations AWHONN expressed gratitude to Senator Blumenthal and Representative Matsui, who introduced the Public Health Funding Restoration Act - a bill that will restore funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund), a source of funding created under the Affordable Care Act.
6/3/2019 0:00Together with 37 organizations, AWHONN commended Reps. Sherrill and Upton  for introducing H.R. 2822, the Family-to-Family (F2F) Reauthorization Act of 2019, to extend funding for F2F Information Centers for an additional five years, through FY 2024. This extension continues the bipartisan support that F2F has benefited from since its inception.
5/30/2019 0:00Joined with over 60 other national health organizations, AWHONN requests that Senators Blunt and Murray include draft report language in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill on the role each agency plays in addressing gaps in maternal mental health for new and expectant mothers.
5/28/2019 0:00Along with 75 other organizations, AWHONN partnered with the Family Planning Coalition to urge the Senate to provide strong support for Title X’s high-quality, evidence-based, and patient-centered care by adopting the House’s appropriation of $400 million and language protecting the program’s integrity in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
5/22/2019 0:00AWHONN submitted a statement for the record to Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee regarding the Paid Family and Medical Leave: Helping Workers and Employers Succeed hearing on May 8, 2019.
3/28/2019 0:00AWHONN joined seven other women’s health organizations in requesting inclusion of language addressing the lack of adequate public awareness and understanding of endometriosis in the House and Senate FY 2020 LHHS appropriations bill. Read the Senate Resolution designating March 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.
3/7/2019 0:00Along with almost 80 organizations, AWHONN urged Senators Cole and Murray, and Representatives Blunt and DeLauro, to allocate $698 million for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant in the FY2020 LHHS Bill. Funding for this grant will help states and jurisdictions design and implement a wide range of maternal and child health programs to fit the needs of their specific populations.
3/7/2019 0:00As a member of the Friends of AHRQ, AWHONN joined 151 organizations in requesting $460 million in budget authority for AHRQ in FY2020. This funding level would allow AHRQ to rebuild portfolios terminated as a result of years of past cuts and expand its research and training portfolio to address our nation’s pressing and evolving health care challenges.
3/5/2019 0:00AWHONN joined the Family Planning Coalition and 73 national organizations, urging Congress to use the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill to make a strong statement in support of Title X’s high-quality, evidence-based, and patient-centered family planning care by funding the program at $400 million. AWHONN supports federal funding of the Title X family planning program which helps ensure that millions of individuals can obtain high-quality sexual and reproductive health services.
2/21/2019 0:00AWHONN joined 165 national, state, and local medical, public health, and research organizations asking the House and Senate to provide $50 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
12/11/2018AWHONN sentÊa letter, by email, to every member of the House of Representatives urging each to vote for HR 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, prior to the vote on the bill. The House passed the bill by unanimous consent later that day.
12/10/2018AWHONN joined over 85 other organization in aÊletter to the House LeadershipÊurging the speedy passage of H.R. 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, and commend the bipartisan nature of this important legislation.
11/26/2018AWHONN joined 25 other organization inÊsubmitting commentsÊurging the Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee of the Office of the United States Trade Representative to ensure that any trade agreement with Japan provides protections so both the US and Japan can adopt public health measures to protect citizens from the death and disease caused by tobacco products without facing the risk of litigation by the tobacco companies.
11/16/2018AWHONN joined 34 organizations in aÊletter to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee Energy and Commerceto take up the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2018 and swiftly advance it to a full vote on the floor of the US House of Representatives.
11/14/2018AWHONN joined over 70 other organizations in aÊletter to Congressional leadershipÊof the 115th Congress, urging them to pass H.R.1318/S.1112, legislation aimed to combat the rising maternal mortality rates that has bipartisan support in both chambers.
10/5/2018AWHONN, with 27 other member organizations of the Perinatal Nutrition Collaborative, Expecting Health, sentÊa letterÊto officials in the US Department of Agriculture to enthusiastically nominate Dr. J. Thomas Brenna, PhD to serve as a member of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
10/4/2018AWHONN joined 109 health organizations inÊa letter to Secretary AzarÊexpressing our concerns that funding to care for immigrant childrenÑthose forcibly separated from their parents at the border, and those detained in custody for extended periods of timeÑas a direct result of the administrationÕs immigration policies, is being drawn directly from money appropriated in fiscal year 2018 for public health and medical research and urge the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make public its plan to respond to and recover from this public health crisis, and to request that Congress provide the funding necessary, through annual or supplemental appropriations legislation, to ensure the health and wellbeing of children and families in the DepartmentÕs care.
9/27/2018AWHONN joined 53 organizations in aÊletter of support for HR 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, to be submitted for the record. HR 1318 would support the efforts of the CDC and Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) to better understand and prevent pregnancy-related deaths nationally.
9/18/2018AWHONN joined 47 organizations of the Nursing Community Coalition in aÊletter to House and SenateÊLeadership in urging them to include Section 3003 Allowing for More Flexibility with Respect to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, of the House-passed SUPPORT for Families and Communities Act (H.R. 6) within the comprehensive opioid legislation.
9/11/2018AWHONN joined 52 organizations on aÊletter to members of both the House and the SenateÊwho are serving on the FY2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Committee. This letter urges the rejection of any tobacco policy riders to the Appropriations bill that would limit the FDAÕs oversight on tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars.
9/7/2018AWHONN, with our partners in the Nursing Community Coalition, sent aÊletter to House and SenateÊappropriators requesting $249.472 million for Nursing Workforce Development programs and $163.076 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research.
9/7/2018AWHONN joined 75 national organizations in urging senators toÊoppose the confirmation of Judge Brett KavanaughÊto the Supreme Court.
9/7/2018AWHONN joined 130 organizations to request that theÊHouseÊandÊSenate Appropriations CommitteeÊfund the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Fiscal Year 2019 at a level equal to or higher than $334 million. Funding for AHRQ has steadily declined over the last decade, which has negatively impacted the research necessary to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare.
8/30/2018AWHONN joined organizations representing over 4.4 million healthcare providers inÊa letter to Secretary AzarÊvoicing opposition to the AdministrationÕs proposed rule changes to Title X. The proposed rule would put healthcare providers in ethically compromising positions, by requiring providers to withhold information about all healthcare options from their patients.
8/24/2018AWHONN joined 45 organizations urging Majority Leader McConnell and Democratic Leader Schumer to include the provisionÊAllowing for More Flexibility with Respect to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use DisordersÊinto the final Senate opioid package. This provision provides a permanent authorization for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatments (MATs) to those suffering from opioid addictions and creates a five-year authorization for the other three APRN groups (certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified registered nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) to do the same. APRNs are critical agents in treating patients with substance use disorders and are sometimes the sole providers of this care in medically underserved areas that struggle to recruit and retain health professionals.
7/23/2018AWHONN submitted aÊstatement for the recordÊto the Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pension and Family Policy, offering its support for the FAMILY Act. This legislation would help to alleviate financial burdens and offer the opportunity for new mothers to exclusively breastfeed in the first six months of a newborn's life.
7/19/2018AWHONN joined 47 organizations inÊsubmitting Comments to the FDAÊon proposed rulemaking on Flavored Tobacco Products. The comments encourage the FDA to regulate the use of flavors in non-cigarette tobacco products due to the public health risk such products present.
7/18/2018AWHONN joined 55 organizations within the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition inÊurging the members of the Appropriations committeeÊto fund the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs at the level of $690 million in Fiscal Year 2019. Initial appropriations proposals include drastic cuts to crucial training and educational programs for current and future healthcare professionals.
7/16/2018AWHONN joined 14 organizations representing over 700,000 women and adolescent health care providers in a joint press conference and press release outliningÊ10 reasons whyÊthe U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should rescind the proposed Title X rule.
7/14/2018AWHONN joined 50 national organizations and academic centers in sending aÊletterÊto U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing concern over reports that the United States delegation to the 2018 World Health Assembly sought to weaken a resolution designed to support breastfeeding. The letter affirms that the United States should be supporting globally the same public health practices that it promotes here in the United States.
7/11/2018AWHONN joined over 200 organizationsÊurging members of Congress to support the FAMILY Act.ÊThis legislation would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, allowing working families to take time off to address serious health and caregiving concerns.
7/3/2018AWHONN joined over 30 organizations inÊletters to the HouseÊandÊSenate membersÊin applauding the introduction and swift passage of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2018. This reauthorization demonstrates CongressÕs commitment to the most vulnerable infants and their families by providing national focus to the prevention of premature births.
6/29/2018AWHONN sent a letter of thanks toÊPresident TrumpÊthanking him for signing Executive Order 13841 on June 20, 2018 that ended the temporary detention policy for families entering the United States illegally.
6/20/2018AWHONN joined 47 national organizations in thanking Congresswoman Maloney and Senator Merkley for introducing theÊSupporting Working Moms Act of 2017. By leading Congress to protect and support breastfeeding, we appreciate their demonstrated commitment to our nationÕs families.
6/20/2018AWHONN joined 42 national and 31 state and local organizations in thankingÊSenator Duckworth and Representative KnightÊfor introducing the FAM Act. The FAM Act would require all large and medium hub airports to provide a private, non-bathroom space in each terminal for mothers to express breast milk. The space must be accessible to persons with disabilities, available in each terminal building after the security checkpoint, and include a place to sit, a table or other flat surface, and an electrical outlet. Airports would have two years to comply and would be able to use Airport Improvement Program funds for the purpose of complying with the new requirement. We thank our coalition partner, the Unites States Breastfeeding Committee, for coordinating this letter.
6/20/2018AWHONN sent a letter toÊPresident Trump, members ofÊCongressÊand theÊSecretary of Homeland Security, imploring them to work together to develop an immediate solution to address family separation of babies and children from their parents at the border. The culture of caring, as a fundamental tenant of the practice of nursing, calls on us to share our concern, our commitment to the common good, and to protect the most vulnerable.
6/20/2018AWHONN joined 32 Nursing Community Coalition organizations imploring the Department of Homeland Security, and the overall Administration, to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children. As a profession, nurses are committed to the patient, the family, the community, and the populations our members serve, and at the core of our education is holistic care that encompasses the physical and mental well-being of allÑat any age and in any location. The letter can beÊviewed here.
6/18/2018AWOHNN joined 23 national and local organizations in sendingÊletters to members of the HouseÊandÊSenate Appropriations CommitteesÊrequesting $165 million in funding for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program during FY 2019.
6/18/2018AWOHNN joined 55 organizations inÊletters to the SenateÊandÊHouse Appropriations CommitteesÊrequesting $216.5 million for the CDCÕs Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) during FY 2019. The proposed PresidentÕs Budget would eliminate OSH, an office that is crucial in curtailing smoking in teens; fully funding OSH will ensure its continue work to end the preventable deaths of thousands of Americans every year.
6/12/2018AWOHNN joined other organizations from the Friends of NICHD coalition in sending aÊletter to the Chairs and Ranking MembersÊof both the House and Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittees on Labor, Health, and Human Services voicing support for funding for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, as well as the National Institute of Health during FY 2019.
5/29/2018AWHONN joined 64 organizations in the Family Planning Coalition inÊsubmitting written testimonyÊto the Labor-H Subcommittee of Appropriations to request $327 million funding for Title X in FY 2019.
5/29/2018AWHONN joined 64 organizations in the Family Planning Coalition inÊsubmitting written testimonyÊto the Labor-H Subcommittee of Appropriations to request $327 million funding for Title X in FY 2019.
5/21/2018AWHONN joined 40 organizationsÊin support ofÊthe FDAÕs move toward a product standard to reduce the nicotine level in cigarettes to non-addictive or minimally addictive levels.
5/11/2018AWHONN joined 28 organizations in aÊletter of support to members of both the House and SenateÊto voice support of the PresidentÕs budget request for $12.297 million during FY 2019 to fund the development and release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).
5/4/2018AWOHNN joined over 50 national and local organizations inÊurging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on AgricultureÊChair and Ranking Member to approve the authorized level of user fees for the FDA oversight of tobacco products and oppose any effort to limit the authority Congress has granted to the FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA).
4/25/2018AWHONNÊjoined 60 other organizationsÊin the Family Planning Coalition in signing a letter to the chairman and the ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to request fund the Title X Family Planning Program at $327 million for Fiscal Year 2019.
4/25/2018AWHONN joined 26 organizations in signing two letters,Êone to theÊchair and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations andÊthe otherÊto the chair and ranking member of the same subcommittee in the Senate, to thank them thank you for their support of federal newborn screening programs in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
4/17/2018AWHONN authoredÊa letter to Senator NelsonÊoffering its support for his proposed legislation ÒProtecting Newborns from Opioids Act.Ó The proposed legislation would create grants for states to improve surveillance systems on neonatal abstinence syndrome as well as funding to conduct research on prevention.
4/16/2018AWHONN wrote aÊletter to California Assembly Member Jim FrazierÊto thank him for his leadership on A.B. 3032, Hospital Maternal Mental Health Programs. A.B. 3032 provides hospitals leeway to develop their own programs for maternal mental health.
4/15/2018AWHONN joined 10 organizations in sending aÊletter to Senator Blunt and Senator MurrayÊrequesting language be including during the drafting of the Senate FY19 LHHS appropriations bill that brings attention to the lack of public awareness surrounding endometriosis and given the appropriate attention as a major womenÕs health issue.
4/12/2018AWHONN joined member organizations of the Nursing Community Coalition in letters to both theÊHouseÊandÊSenateÊAppropriations LHHS Subcommittees to request $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $170 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year 2019.
4/11/2018AWHONN joined member organizations of the Nursing Community Coalition in submittingÊcomments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the draft of The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018Êencouraging the Committee to use provider-neutral language and include the roles of APRNÕs in describing providers able to prescribe Medically Assisted Treatments (MATs) to individuals battling opioid addiction.
4/3/2018As a member of theÊFriends of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Program, AWHONN joined nearly 80 organizations in urging the House and Senate to support at leastÊ$660 millionÊfor the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant in the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
3/28/2018AWHONN joined 141 organizations in requesting theÊHouseÊandÊSenateÊappropriations chairs and ranking members fund Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies at FY10 levels of $454M. These dollars benefit AWHONN nurses by providing funding research to ensure rural primary care practices can treat opioid addicted patients, fund programs to reduce unintended deaths from medication errors, and allow AHRQ to generate and monitor healthcare data and ensure new findings reach health care providers and patients, to name a few.
3/18/2018AWHONN joined over 60 diverse, nonpartisan and interdisciplinary organizations in anÊopen letterÊto Congress, urging them to provide dedicated federal funding for research into gun violence. The current restriction on federal funding for gun violence research limits our understanding of this epidemic and prevents us from enacting evidence-based policies that will protect the lives of women, families, and our communities. We also jointly asked Congress to remove restrictions preventing federal agencies from sharing information that could help them better understand - and ultimately prevent - injuries and loss of life.
3/8/2018As a leading womenÕs health organization, AWHONN joined 9 sister associations in observingÊInternational WomenÕs Day, recognizing that women are vital to their communities and economies and should have access to the proper education and services in order to make informed decisions about their reproductive health-free from coercion. #PressforProgress
1/31/2018AWHONN joined 39 coalition partners inÊthanking Senators Markey, Paul, Hassan and CollinsÊfor introducing the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 2317). This important legislation will broaden the Controlled Substances Act to include all APRNs, greatly expanding access to treatment for patients suffering from opioid addiction.
1/16/2018AWHONN joined 50 member organizations of the Nursing Community Coalition inÊa letterÊurging lawmakers to make Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S.1109) a top priority.
1/16/2018AWHONN joined 50 member organizations of the Nursing Community CoalitionÊurging lawmakersÊto make the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 959) a top priority.
1/3/2018AWHONNÊjoined 51 coalition partners in strongly urging Congress to fund each of the Nursing Workforce Development programs, authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.), with at least the levels proposed by the SenateÕs Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee bill totaling $234.472 million in FY 2018.
12/21/2017AWHONN joined over 1,000 organizations inÊa letter to House and Senate LeadershipÊurging for the immediate enactment of a strong five-year extension of the ChildrenÕs Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
12/21/2017AWHONN joined over 250 public health organizations inÊa letter to the Acting Health and Human Services Secretary HarganÊvoicing serious concern regarding the media reports of restrictions on the use of certain language in CDCÕs FY 2019 budget documents.
11/29/2017AWHONN joined the Nursing Community Coalition in releasingÊa statementÊvoicing our disappointment in the American Medical Associations decision to adopt an amended resolution that creates a national strategy to obstruct state and national policies that would allow Ònon-physicianÓ providers, including Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), from practicing to the full extent of their education, clinical training, and certification.
11/22/2017AWHONN joined 50 organizations inÊa letter of supportÊto the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in support of House Resolution 495, designated September as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness month.
11/9/2017AWHONN joined 40 organizationsÊthankingÊRepresentatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) for introducing the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3692). This legislation seeks to broaden the Controlled Substances Act to allow APRNs to use their clinical training and expertise to provide care to those suffering from opioid addictions.
11/1/2017AWHONN joined 41 nursing organizationsÊin commentingÊon the proposed rule that would increase access to quality health care for our nationÕs veterans by expanding telehealth services. The successful implementation of this proposed rule will ensure all providers in the Veterans Health Administration are used to the fullest extent of their education and clinical training. Women are now the fastest growing cohort within the Veteran community and have unique healthcare needs. For additional information the Women Veterans Special report can be accessedÊhere.
10/30/2017AWHONN joined our partners in the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) inÊwriting House and Senate leadershipÊto urge the enactment of a bicameral, bipartisan budget agreement that raises the non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending cap and enables the $551 million investment in HRSA Title VII and VII programs approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
10/30/2017AWHONN joined 52 organizations inÊsigning a letterÊto House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs and ranking members to urge them to oppose inclusion of either of two policy riders originally included in the House Appropriations CommitteeÕs Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that would weaken FDAÕs authority to oversee tobacco products.
10/30/2017AWHONN joined 52 organizations inÊsigning a letterÊto the Senate majority leader, Senate majority leader, House speaker, and House minority leader to urge them to oppose inclusion of either of two policy riders originally included in the House Appropriations CommitteeÕs Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related
10/3/2017AWHONN joined 480 other organizations inÊsigning a letterÊto the chair and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions concerning their work on a legislative package to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance marketplace.
9/29/2017AWHONNÊjoined 11 major healthcare associations, to include ACOG, AAP, ACNM, and ANA, in urging providers to promote flu and pertussis vaccination for all pregnant women, or those who might be pregnant, before the start of the upcoming flu season.
9/28/2017AWHONN joined 468 other organizations inÊsigning a letter to four senators who sponsored a legislative proposal that would repeal and amend provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to share concerns that their proposed changes would result in reductions in health care coverage, particularly for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness.
9/21/2017AWHONN deliveredÊletters to key senatorsÊurging them to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson(GCHJ) bill that would adversely impact the health of women and newborns.
8/24/2017AWHONN joined with 31 organizations to sign two letters concerning Fiscal Year 2018 funding for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program at the National Institutes of Health. OneÊletter was sent to theÊUS House chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies thanking them for including $165 million in their appropriations bill. The otherÊletter was sent to theÊSenate chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting the same amount of wefunding in the Senate appropriations bill.
7/25/2017AWHONNÕs CEO Lynn Erdman sent aÊthank you letterÊto Rep. Shawn Thierry (Texas House of Representatives District 146), applauding her for championing efforts to reduce pregnancy-related deaths and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression, in Texas. The full letter can be accessed here.
7/11/2017AWHONNÊjoined with 39 other organizations in signing a letterÊto the chairs and ranking members of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to express our strong opposition to sections of the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018 that would weaken the Food and Drug AdministrationÕs authority to oversee cigars, e-cigarettes, and certain other tobacco products.
7/6/2017AWHONN joined with 31 organizations inÊsinging a letterÊto the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies andÊanother to theÊSenate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, both to oppose proposed budget cuts that would eliminate the Health Resources and Services Administration's Heritable Disorders Program.
6/20/2017AWHONNÊjoined 44 organizations representing the Nursing Community in thanking the original sponsors of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017Ê(HR 1825/S 445) for introducing these bills. The companion bills would expand authority for certifying Medicare patients for home health benefits and signing home health plans of care to APRNs.
6/20/2017AWHONNÊjoined with 49 other organizations in signing a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related AgenciesÊto support the allocation of at least $210 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's office on Smoking Health.
6/14/2017AWHONNÊjoined with 37 organizations in signing a letter to the House sponsorsÊof HR 1318, The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
6/13/2017AWHONNÊjoined with 49 other organizations in signing a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, andÊanother to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Related AgenciesÊto support the authorized level of user fees to fund for the FDA's authority to regulate tobacco products.
6/2/2017AWHONN joined 59 organizations in the Nursing Community inÊsigning written testimony submitted to the US Senate Appropriations SubcommitteeÊon Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies concerning Fiscal Year 2018 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.
5/30/2017AWHONNÊjoined 436 organizations in signing on to a letterÊto Senate leaders about the American Health Care Act and its impact on those with addiction and mental illness.
5/17/2017AWHONNÊjoined 51 other organizations in signing on to a letterÊsupporting increasing the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations for the CDCÕs National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities, which works to save babies by studying and addressing the causes of birth defects
5/17/2017AWHONNÊjoined 51 other organizations in signing on to a letterÊto Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price concerning the FDAÕs deeming rule on tobacco products out of concern that the FDA under the new administration is delaying implementation of the rule, or reconsidering it
5/8/2017AWHONN joined 62 other organizations in the Nursing Community coalition inÊsigning a letter to CongressÊin celebration of National Nurses Week.
5/5/2017As part of the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose, AWHONNÊsigned on to a letterÊto the acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy concerning addressing opioid abuse in the AdministrationÕs 2017 Drug Control Strategy.
5/5/2017AWHONN joined 13 other organizations in the Patients Alliance for Drug Safety Protections inÊsigning a joint letterÊto the chair and ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee to support a request for a Government Accountability Office study on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for handling high-risk drugs in upcoming legislation.
5/3/2017AWHONNÊjoined 33 other organizations in signing a letterÊto thank Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) for introducing the Save WomenÕs Preventive Care Act, which would preserve in any further healthcare insurance reform the WomenÕs Preventive Services Guidelines, established by the Affordable Care Act.
4/21/2017As part of the Nursing Community coalition, AWHONN was one of 58 organizations thatÊsigned on to a letterÊrequesting $244 million for the Health Resources and Services AdministrationÕs (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Development programs and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in FY 2018 appropriations.
4/11/2017AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊsupportingÊthe rejection of a 50% cut in funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) for the current fiscal year.
4/10/2017AWHONNÊjoined 56 organizations in the Nursing Community in signing a letterÊto the US House and Senate chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies concerning Fiscal Year 2018 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.
3/27/2017AWHONNÊurges Congressional appropriatorsÊto oppose inclusion of policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to oversee tobacco products.
3/27/2017AWHONNÊsigns on to letter requestingÊample funding to combat the Zika virus in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 appropriations bills.
3/21/2017AWHONNÊjoined 415 organizations to share concernsÊabout the American Health Care Act and it's impact on those with addiction and mental illness.
3/7/2017As part of the Nursing Community coalition, AWHONN wasÊone of 54 organizations that signed House Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) testimonyÊthat was submitted March 7, 2017, andÊa letterÊsent March 16 bothÊhighlighting FY 2018 requestsÊof $244 million forÊTitle VIIIÊand $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
2/28/2017AWHONN urges Congressional leaders to continue toÊsupport effortsÊto protect the health of womenÊfor preventive care, well woman exams, and family planning.
2/23/2017AWHONN joined other womenÕs and childrenÕs health organizations inÊsigning a letter to members of CongressÊurging them to oppose resolutions that would allow states to deny funding for the contraceptive and preventive care patients receive at Title X clinics.
2/23/2017AWHONN joined 55 organizations in the Health Professions and Nursing Coalition inÊsigning a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chair and Ranking memberÊas well as the Senate Appropriations Committee Chair and Ranking member to request $524 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration.
2/8/2017As part of the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose, AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊcalling for continued access to addiction treatment and recovery support services in any health reform efforts.
Ê11/16/2016ÊAWHONNÊurges Congressional leadersÊto oppose inclusion of policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to oversee tobacco products.
Ê11/16/2016ÊAWHONNÊurges Congressional appropriatorsÊto oppose inclusion of policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to oversee tobacco products.
Ê10/28/2016ÊAWHONNÊurges lawmakersÊto include Section 505 of S. 2680, theÊMental Health Reform ActÊof 2016, in the final version of any mental health reform legislation. This provision, taken from H.R. 3235/S. 2311, theÊBringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act, is the only provision specifically for women and is critical to addressing the mental health challenges facing millions of families
ÊÊ10/26/2016AWHONN along with the Nursing Community CoalitionÊwrite to House AppropriatorsÊurging them to support $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in your FY2017 Labor, HHS bill.
Ê10/26/2016AWHONN along with the Nursing Community CoalitionÊwrite to Senate AppropriatorsÊurging them to support $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in your FY2017 Labor, HHS bill.
Ê10/19/2016AWHONN along with the Coalition to Advance Maternal TherapeuticsÊwrite to leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee the and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeÊurging them to retain section 8, ÒTask Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women,Ó of S. 2745 in any final package reconciling the 21stÊÊCentury Cures Act and the Innovations for Healthier Americans Initiative.
Ê10/18/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of HRSAÊwrite to Senate AppropriatorsÊin support of $7.48 billion for HRSAÕs discretionary programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement.
Ê10/18/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of HRSAÊwrite to House AppropriatorsÊin support of $7.48 billion for HRSAÕs discretionary programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement.
Ê10/14/2016Oct 14: AWHONN along with HPNECÊwrite toCongressional AppropriatorsÊin support of $524 million for HRSAÕs Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs.Ê
Ê10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of AHRQÊwrite to House AppropriatorsÊurging them to protect AHRQÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $334 million in budget authority.
Ê10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of AHRQÊwrite to Senate AppropriatorsÊurging them to protect AHRQÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $334 million in budget authority.
ÊÊ10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of the National Center for Health StatisticsÊurge House AppropriatorsÊto protect NCHSÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $160.4 million.
ÊÊ10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of the National Center for Health StatisticsÊurge Senate AppropriatorsÊto protect NCHSÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $160.4 million.
Ê9/28/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Members of Congress in support of the Zika provisions in H.R. 5325
Ê9/22/2016AWHONN along with the Coalition to Stop Opioid OverdoseÊwrite toÊOMB and SAMSHA in support of full funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and RecoveryÊActÊin the AdministrationÕs FY18 Budget Request to Congress.
Ê9/22/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Reps. Franks and Cohens in opposition to H.R. 3504 and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion.
Ê9/13/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House and Senate appropriators urging them to provide funds to address the opioid epidemic as soon as possible.
Ê9/7/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letter to SenateÊappropriators urging them to reject any policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.
Ê9/7/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letter to HouseÊappropriators urging them to reject any policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.
Ê8/3/2016AWHONN Advocates forÊZika Funding.
Ê7/22/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrites to the Department of Veterans AffairsÊto support full practice authority for APRNs at VA Health facilities.
Ê7/12/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrites to Senators Merkley and BurrÊin Support of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization ActÊ
Ê7/13/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto House and Senate leadership imploring them to pass a bipartisan Zika package before recess.
Ê6/28/2016ÊAWHONNÊsent a letterÊto Rear Admiral Susan Orsega congratulating her on her appointment as Nurse Chief Professional Officer at the United States Public Health Service.
Ê6/28/2016ÊAWHONNÊsent a letterÊto House and Senate leadership expressing dismay at CongressÕ failure to produce bipartisan legislation to combat Zika virus.Ê
Ê6/15/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House Opioid Conferees in support of key policy provisions tat will address opioid misuse.
Ê6/8/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto all Senators urging them to oppose any amendments that would weaken the FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.
Ê6/8/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Valerie Jarrett urging the Administration to direct all federal agencies to adopt an interim pregnancy accommodations policy. Ê
Ê5/20/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto all Members of Congress urging that that research into pregnancy and birth outcomes related to the Zika virus is included in any supplemental emergency funding bill for the National Institutes of Health.
Ê5/19/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊsent a letterÊto Representative Johnson thanking her for introducing House Resolution 734 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week
Ê5/19/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊsent a letterÊtoÊSenators Wicker and Merkley thanking them for introducing Senate Resolution 467 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week
Ê5/18/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto all Members of the House of Representatives urging them to provide emergency supplemental funding to combat Zika virus at or near the PresidentÕs requested levels.
Ê5/13/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto all Members of the Senate encouraging them to support the greatest possible level of emergency supplemental funding to prepare for and respond to the Zika.
Ê5/9/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Nursing Community coalition to all Members of Congress in honor or Nurses Week
Ê5/4/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House and Senate Appropriators in opposition to two proposals that would weaken the FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.Ê
Ê4/15/2016ÊAWHONNÊsubmits testimonyÊto Senate Appropriators in conjunction with the Nursing Community coalition in support of $244 million for the Title VIII nursing workforce development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2017
Ê4/15/2016ÊAWHONNÊsubmits testimonyÊto House Appropriators in conjunction with the Nursing Community coalition in support of $244 million for the Title VIII nursing workforce development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2017
Ê4/13/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto President Obama urging that a rule be finalized to regulate-cigarettes and cigars
Ê4/5/2016ÊAWHONNÊjoins with the March of Dimes and othersÊto support Funding to Combat the Zika Virus
Ê4/5/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics in support of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women included
Ê4/4/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House Appropriators in support of $210 million for the CDCÕs Office on Smoking and Health in FY 2017
Ê4/4/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senate Appropriators in support of $210 million for the CDCÕs Office on Smoking and Health in FY 2017
Ê4/4/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senate Appropriators in support of the authorized level of user fees for the FDAÕs oversight of tobacco products
Ê4/4/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House Appropriators in support of the authorized level of user fees for the FDAÕs oversight of tobacco products
Ê3/21/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by HPNEC to House and Senate Appropriators in support of $524 million of the Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs in FY 2017
Ê3/21/2016AWHONNÊjoins HPNEC to write to House and Senate appropriatorsÊin support of $524 million for the Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs in FY 2017
Ê3/21/2016AWHONNÊjoins the Friends of Title V to write to House and Senate appropriatorsÊin support of $650 million for the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant in FY 2017
Ê3/14/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to Senate appropriators requesting $364 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in FY2017.
Ê3/10/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to House appropriators requesting $364 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in FY2017.Ê
Ê3/9/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by The Friends of NCHS to Senate appropriators requesting $170 million for the National Center for Health Statistics in FY2017.
Ê3/9/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by The Friends of NCHS to House appropriators requesting $170 million for the National Center for Health Statistics in FY2017.
Ê3/8/2016Together with the Nursing Community AWHONNÊwrites to Senator MerkleyÊin support of the Veterans Healthcare Staffing Improvement Act
Ê3/3/2016Together with Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrote to Congressional appropriatorsÊin support of $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2017.
Ê3/3/2016Together with Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrote to Congressional appropriatorsÊin support of $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2017.
Ê3/1/2016Together with the Friends of HRSA, AWHONNÊwrote to Congressional appropriatorsÊin support of $7.48 billion for the Health Research and Services Administration in FY 2017.
Ê2/22/2016AWHONN along with over 600 organizationsÑrepresenting the full range of stakeholders supporting the Departments of Labor; Health and Human Services; Education; and related agenciesÑurge Congressional appropriatorsÊto allocate as high a funding level as possible to these programs and services in the FY 2017 302(b) subcommittee allocations.
Ê2/12/2016AWHONNÊsupports President ObamaÕs emergency supplemental funding requestÊto combat Zika.
Ê2/3/2016Together with the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition, AWHONNÊthanks Member of CongressÊfor their vote in support of the FY 2016 omnibus spending package.
Ê1/27/2016AWHONN, as a member of The PatientsÕ Alliance for Drug Safety Protections,Êwrites Congressional leadersÊin support of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Program.
Ê1/13/2016AWHONN, ACNM and othersÊsend a letterÊto the Comptroller General expressing concern that his recent appointments to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) have omitted any representative of pregnant women
Ê1/6/2016AWHONN along with 11 other organizations interested in newborn screeningÊsubmit joint commentsÊon the proposed changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule).
Ê1/6/2016AWHONN, March of Dimes, ACOG and other national organizationsÊsubmit commentsÊon the Common Rule.
Ê11/16/2016ÊAWHONNÊurges Congressional leadersÊto oppose inclusion of policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to oversee tobacco products.
Ê11/16/2016ÊAWHONNÊurges Congressional appropriatorsÊto oppose inclusion of policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to oversee tobacco products.
Ê10/28/2016ÊAWHONNÊurges lawmakersÊto include Section 505 of S. 2680, theÊMental Health Reform ActÊof 2016, in the final version of any mental health reform legislation. This provision, taken from H.R. 3235/S. 2311, theÊBringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act, is the only provision specifically for women and is critical to addressing the mental health challenges facing millions of families
ÊÊ10/26/2016AWHONN along with the Nursing Community CoalitionÊwrite to House AppropriatorsÊurging them to support $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in your FY2017 Labor, HHS bill.
Ê10/26/2016AWHONN along with the Nursing Community CoalitionÊwrite to Senate AppropriatorsÊurging them to support $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in your FY2017 Labor, HHS bill.
Ê10/19/2016AWHONN along with the Coalition to Advance Maternal TherapeuticsÊwrite to leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee the and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions CommitteeÊurging them to retain section 8, ÒTask Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women,Ó of S. 2745 in any final package reconciling the 21stÊÊCentury Cures Act and the Innovations for Healthier Americans Initiative.
Ê10/18/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of HRSAÊwrite to Senate AppropriatorsÊin support of $7.48 billion for HRSAÕs discretionary programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement.
Ê10/18/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of HRSAÊwrite to House AppropriatorsÊin support of $7.48 billion for HRSAÕs discretionary programs in the final FY 2017 spending agreement.
Ê10/14/2016Oct 14: AWHONN along with HPNECÊwrite toCongressional AppropriatorsÊin support of $524 million for HRSAÕs Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs.Ê
Ê10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of AHRQÊwrite to House AppropriatorsÊurging them to protect AHRQÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $334 million in budget authority.
Ê10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of AHRQÊwrite to Senate AppropriatorsÊurging them to protect AHRQÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $334 million in budget authority.
ÊÊ10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of the National Center for Health StatisticsÊurge House AppropriatorsÊto protect NCHSÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $160.4 million.
ÊÊ10/12/2016AWHONN along with the Friends of the National Center for Health StatisticsÊurge Senate AppropriatorsÊto protect NCHSÕs budget from further cuts and provide the agency at least $160.4 million.
Ê9/28/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Members of Congress in support of the Zika provisions in H.R. 5325
Ê9/22/2016AWHONN along with the Coalition to Stop Opioid OverdoseÊwrite toÊOMB and SAMSHA in support of full funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and RecoveryÊActÊin the AdministrationÕs FY18 Budget Request to Congress.
Ê9/22/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Reps. Franks and Cohens in opposition to H.R. 3504 and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion.
Ê9/13/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House and Senate appropriators urging them to provide funds to address the opioid epidemic as soon as possible.
Ê9/7/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letter to SenateÊappropriators urging them to reject any policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.
Ê9/7/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letter to HouseÊappropriators urging them to reject any policy riders that would weaken FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.
Ê8/3/2016AWHONN Advocates forÊZika Funding.
Ê7/22/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrites to the Department of Veterans AffairsÊto support full practice authority for APRNs at VA Health facilities.
Ê7/12/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrites to Senators Merkley and BurrÊin Support of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization ActÊ
Ê7/13/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto House and Senate leadership imploring them to pass a bipartisan Zika package before recess.
Ê6/28/2016ÊAWHONNÊsent a letterÊto Rear Admiral Susan Orsega congratulating her on her appointment as Nurse Chief Professional Officer at the United States Public Health Service.
Ê6/28/2016ÊAWHONNÊsent a letterÊto House and Senate leadership expressing dismay at CongressÕ failure to produce bipartisan legislation to combat Zika virus.Ê
Ê6/15/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House Opioid Conferees in support of key policy provisions tat will address opioid misuse.
Ê6/8/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto all Senators urging them to oppose any amendments that would weaken the FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.
Ê6/8/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Valerie Jarrett urging the Administration to direct all federal agencies to adopt an interim pregnancy accommodations policy. Ê
Ê5/20/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto all Members of Congress urging that that research into pregnancy and birth outcomes related to the Zika virus is included in any supplemental emergency funding bill for the National Institutes of Health.
Ê5/19/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊsent a letterÊto Representative Johnson thanking her for introducing House Resolution 734 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week
Ê5/19/2016Together with the Nursing Community, AWHONNÊsent a letterÊtoÊSenators Wicker and Merkley thanking them for introducing Senate Resolution 467 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week
Ê5/18/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto all Members of the House of Representatives urging them to provide emergency supplemental funding to combat Zika virus at or near the PresidentÕs requested levels.
Ê5/13/2016ÊAWHONNÊsends a letterÊto all Members of the Senate encouraging them to support the greatest possible level of emergency supplemental funding to prepare for and respond to the Zika.
Ê5/9/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Nursing Community coalition to all Members of Congress in honor or Nurses Week
Ê5/4/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House and Senate Appropriators in opposition to two proposals that would weaken the FDAÕs authority to regulate tobacco products.Ê
Ê4/15/2016ÊAWHONNÊsubmits testimonyÊto Senate Appropriators in conjunction with the Nursing Community coalition in support of $244 million for the Title VIII nursing workforce development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2017
Ê4/15/2016ÊAWHONNÊsubmits testimonyÊto House Appropriators in conjunction with the Nursing Community coalition in support of $244 million for the Title VIII nursing workforce development programs and $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2017
Ê4/13/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto President Obama urging that a rule be finalized to regulate-cigarettes and cigars
Ê4/5/2016ÊAWHONNÊjoins with the March of Dimes and othersÊto support Funding to Combat the Zika Virus
Ê4/5/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics in support of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women included
Ê4/4/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House Appropriators in support of $210 million for the CDCÕs Office on Smoking and Health in FY 2017
Ê4/4/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senate Appropriators in support of $210 million for the CDCÕs Office on Smoking and Health in FY 2017
Ê4/4/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senate Appropriators in support of the authorized level of user fees for the FDAÕs oversight of tobacco products
Ê4/4/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto House Appropriators in support of the authorized level of user fees for the FDAÕs oversight of tobacco products
Ê3/21/2016ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by HPNEC to House and Senate Appropriators in support of $524 million of the Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs in FY 2017
Ê3/21/2016AWHONNÊjoins HPNEC to write to House and Senate appropriatorsÊin support of $524 million for the Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs in FY 2017
Ê3/21/2016AWHONNÊjoins the Friends of Title V to write to House and Senate appropriatorsÊin support of $650 million for the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant in FY 2017
Ê3/14/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to Senate appropriators requesting $364 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in FY2017.
Ê3/10/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to House appropriators requesting $364 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in FY2017.Ê
Ê3/9/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by The Friends of NCHS to Senate appropriators requesting $170 million for the National Center for Health Statistics in FY2017.
Ê3/9/2016AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by The Friends of NCHS to House appropriators requesting $170 million for the National Center for Health Statistics in FY2017.
Ê3/8/2016Together with the Nursing Community AWHONNÊwrites to Senator MerkleyÊin support of the Veterans Healthcare Staffing Improvement Act
Ê3/3/2016Together with Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrote to Congressional appropriatorsÊin support of $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2017.
Ê3/3/2016Together with Nursing Community, AWHONNÊwrote to Congressional appropriatorsÊin support of $157 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in FY 2017.
Ê3/1/2016Together with the Friends of HRSA, AWHONNÊwrote to Congressional appropriatorsÊin support of $7.48 billion for the Health Research and Services Administration in FY 2017.
Ê2/22/2016AWHONN along with over 600 organizationsÑrepresenting the full range of stakeholders supporting the Departments of Labor; Health and Human Services; Education; and related agenciesÑurge Congressional appropriatorsÊto allocate as high a funding level as possible to these programs and services in the FY 2017 302(b) subcommittee allocations.
Ê2/12/2016AWHONNÊsupports President ObamaÕs emergency supplemental funding requestÊto combat Zika.
Ê2/3/2016Together with the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition, AWHONNÊthanks Member of CongressÊfor their vote in support of the FY 2016 omnibus spending package.
Ê1/27/2016AWHONN, as a member of The PatientsÕ Alliance for Drug Safety Protections,Êwrites Congressional leadersÊin support of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Program.
Ê1/13/2016AWHONN, ACNM and othersÊsend a letterÊto the Comptroller General expressing concern that his recent appointments to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) have omitted any representative of pregnant women
Ê1/6/2016AWHONN along with 11 other organizations interested in newborn screeningÊsubmit joint commentsÊon the proposed changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule).
Ê1/6/2016AWHONN, March of Dimes, ACOG and other national organizationsÊsubmit commentsÊon the Common Rule.
12/8/2015AWHONN and 54 other nursing associationsÊsubmit testimonyÊto the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding H.R. 2713, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015.
11/24/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senators in support of the nomination of Karen DeSalvo as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
10/28/2015AWHONN signsÊon to a letterÊof all Members of Congress in support of the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act
10/27/2015ÊAWHONN sends Rep. Costello aÊletter of supportÊfor the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act
10/27/2015AWHONN sends Rep. Clark aÊletter of supportÊfor the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act
10/15/2015AWHONN signsÊon to a letterÊto Sen. Merkley in support of the Êfor the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act.
Ê9/17/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Health Professions and Nursing Education (HPNEC) to House and Senate Appropriators asking for robust funding for Titles VII and VIII in the final FY 2016 spending package.
Ê9/10/2015AWHONN and more than 50 other healthcare organizationsÊwrite to Representatives Rogers and LoweyÊin opposition to provisions in two House Appropriations bills that would significantly weaken efforts to protect children and reduce the disease, death, and economic tolls of tobacco use in the United States.
Ê9/10/2015AWHONNÊAWHONN and more than 50 other healthcare organizations write to Senators Cochran and MikulskiÊin opposition to provisions in two House Appropriations bills that would significantly weaken efforts to protect children and reduce the disease, death, and economic tolls of tobacco use in the United States.
Ê9/8/2015AWHONN joins the March of Dimes, ACOG, AAP and SMFMÊto write to every Member of the HouseÊin support of the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015.
Ê8/26/2015AWHONNÊwrites in supportÊthe TREAT Act, a bill that would lift the current prescribing limit on buprenorphine.
Ê8/25/2015AWHONN joins the AAP, March of Dimes and others toÊthank House and Senate AppropriatorsÊfor funding for an alternative to the National Children's Study in the Senate and House Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bills.
Ê8/14/2015AWHONN partners with AAP, March of Dimes and others toÊsubmit commentsÊon the proposed rule, "Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting".
Ê8/13/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senator Merkley thanking him for introducing an amendment that proposed to restore level funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs during the Full Senate Appropriations Committee mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill.
Ê8/13/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto Senators Hatch and Wyden in support of Mary Wakefield's, PhD, RN, nomination as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Ê7/14/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletter of supportÊfor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2654/S.1512).
Ê7/13/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee expressing disappointment in the 35%reduction in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in its fiscal year 2016 spending bill.
Ê7/7/2015AWHONN partnered with 41 other healthcare organizations toÊwrite to Members of the House Appropriations Committee in oppositionÊto Section 747 of the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016. This rider would weaken the Tobacco Control Act and significantly limit FDA's authority to regulate e-cigarettes and little cigars.
Ê6/23/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Family Planning Coalition Members of the Senate Appropriation Committee expressing concerns about the significant cut to the Title X family planning program in the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
Ê6/23/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Family Planning Coalition to Members of the House Appropriations Committee expressing concerns about the elimination of the Title X family planning program in the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
Ê6/22/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to Members of Congress in opposition to the FY2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill with a particular emphasis on the elimination of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Ê6/10/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a statementÊin support of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act.
Ê6/1/2015AWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊto the Dr. Sui, Chair of the USPSTF, regarding recommendations on smoking cessation in adults and pregnant women .
Ê5/26/2015AWHONNÊsigned on to a letterÊin opposition to H.R. 2058, a bill that would exempt many tobacco products from the requirements for FDA review.
Ê5/15/2015AWHONN joins with other healthcare professionals toÊexpress gratitudeÊto the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury for their guidance on contraceptive coverage.
Ê5/1/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊHouse and Senate Appropriators requesting that the FY 2016 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill includes the authorized level of user fees for the FDA's oversight of tobacco products.
Ê4/30/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto Senators Kirk and Baldwin and Representatives Burgess, Capps, and Duckworth in support of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209/S. 628).
Ê4/20/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto House Appropriators expressing disappointment in the proposed fiscal year 2016 302(b) allocation for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
Ê4/14/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, congratulating her on her appointment as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Ê4/13/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto Senators Kirk and Baldwin in Support of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (S. 628).
Ê4/13/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto Representatives Burgess and Capps in Support of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209).
Ê4/8/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto Representatives Upton and Pallone expressing concern about legislative proposals that may force the sale of medicines carrying serious risks to generic marketers for clinical (bioequivalence) testing without sufficient safeguards to prevent harmful exposure.
Ê4/3/2015AWHONN Signs On toÊtestimony Submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related AgenciesÊin support of Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.
Ê4/3/2015AWHONN leads aÊcoalition of 16 national nursing organizationsÊin support of the Protecting our Infants Act.Ê
Ê3/24/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of HRSA to House and Senate Appropriators recommending $7.48 billion for discretionary HRSA programs in in fiscal year 2016
Ê3/24/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of the NCBDDD to House and Senate Appropriators in support of $123 million for the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities in the fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/23/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to Representatives Cole and DeLauro in support of $375 million for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/23/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of AHRQ to Senators Blunt and Murray in support of $375 million for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/23/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of NCHS to Representatives Cole and DeLauro in support of $172 million for the National Center for Health Statistics fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/23/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of NCHS to Senators Blunt and Murray in support of $172 million for the National Center for Health Statistics fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/19/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Nursing Community to House and Senate Appropriators in support of $244 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research in fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/18/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition to House and Senate Appropriators recommending $524 million for Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs in the fiscal year 2016.
Ê3/12/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto Sec. Burwell urging HHS to issue immediate guidance classifying pregnancy as a qualifying event for special enrollment in the marketplace.
Ê3/9/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊorganized by the Friends of Indian Health in support of legislation that would amend the tax code to exclude gross income amounts received under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and the Indian Health Professions Scholarships Program.Ê
Ê2/26/2015AWHONN signs on to aÊletterÊto House and Senate leadership urging them to take action as soon as possible to provide a four-year funding extension for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Ê2/18/2015AWHONN signs on to a letter to all Members of Congress and the PresidentÊurging them to work togetherÊto replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction.Ê
Ê1/30/2015AWHONN signs on to a letter to the Comptroller GeneralÊexpressing concernÊover recent appointments to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
Ê1/28/2015AWHONN partners with ACOG, SMFM and The Joint Committee to develop aÊclarifying statementÊwhich updates the definition of severe maternal morbidity.
Ê1/22/2015AWHONN signsÊon to a letterÊorganized by the Nursing Community coaltion to all Members of the U.S. House of Represetnatives congratulating them on their recent election.
1/22/2015ÊAWHONNÊsigns on to a letterÊorganized by the Nursing Community coaltion to all Members of the U.S. Senate congratualting them on their recent election.
Ê1/21/2015AWHONN signs on to a letter to Dr.ÊCollins and Director DonovanÊurging the NIH and the OMB to ensure that all funds associated with the recently-closed National Children's Study (NCS) be dedicated solely to undertakings consistent with NCS's goals and mission, as directed by Congress in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
1/21/2015ÊAWHONN signs on to a letter organized by theÊNursing Community coaltion to Major General WilmothÊcongratulating her on her recent Senate confirmation as Major General of the United States Army Reserves.