Legislative Action Center

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving the health of women and newborns and strengthening the nursing profession. AWHONN represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal nursing across the United States.

In 2007, the AWHONN Public Policy Committee was created to help guide the direction of the organization’s advocacy efforts. The current Committee members, listed below, helped to develop and will implement the 2020 Legislative Agenda for the association. For more information on AWHONN’s advocacy efforts, email advocacy@awhonn.org.

Communication with Policymakers

AWHONN regularly interacts with Members of Congress, their staff, and key agency officials. Find our communications to these important partners .

Schedule A Meeting

Can’t make it to Washington, DC? Consider scheduling a meeting with your legislators close to home. These tips will help you get started.


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