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Educate Yourself on Legislation/Education to Start Facilitating Change Webinar March 6, 2013. Katerina Raiser NSNA Director 2013-2014 Chair Legislation/Education Committee. Purpose of the Committee. Help students better understand the legislative and political process.
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NSNA Director 2013-2014
Chair Legislation/Education Committee
In Support of Increasing Education on Health Policy In Nursing Curricula
In Support of Revising the Food and Drug Administration’s Policy that Bans the Donation of Blood Products from Any Man Who Has Had Sex With Another Man (MSM)
In Support of Increased Awareness of Expanded Testing Recommendations for the Identification of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among the 1945-1965 Birth Cohort (Baby Boomers)
In Support of Awareness and Education on Joining Forces, and Nursing Education on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD
“I’m Just a Bill” Schoolhouse Rock video :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFroMQlKiag
Stay up-to-date on Health Care related Bills currently going through Congress.
Easy to use resources:
Use the ANA website to see if your State ANA Nurses Association is already active/holding events involving legislative initiatives that you can join in on. http://www.nursingworld.org/SNAS.aspx
Look into your State Action Coalitions
If not, write a resolution on the position you want NSNA to take on the issue.
and bills that are currently going through Congress: https://www.govtrack.us/
Use the NLN’s website to look up your representatives from the federal government all the way to your local town representatives. This website allows you to send emails directly from the cite and also provides their contact information. Don’t hesitate to write them a letter or to give them a call personally!
For examples of how to write to a representative see the NSNA Guidelines for Planning: Legislative Activities http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/Legislative%20Activities%202013_14_FINAL.pdf
Legislation/Education Committee web page:
Guidelines for Planning: Legislative Activities: