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Sign-On Letters Joined by ACNM

The table below lists advocacy letters written by a variety organizations and coalitions, to which ACNM has added its name.

Date Sponsoring OrganizationLetter Description
6/17/2014Nursing CommunityLetter to Reps. Burgess and Capps supporting H.R. 4385
6/9/2014PARCALetter to Sens. Sanders and McCain supporting efforts to reform the Veterans Health Administration.
6/9/2014 Coalition for Patients' RightsComment letter on Request for Information on Provider Non-Discrimination Language of the Public Health Service Act.
6/6/2014Nursing CommunityLetter expressing thanks to Secretary Sebelius for her service
6/4/2014Nursing CommunityLetter to Veterans Administration Supporting Changes to Veterans Health Administration Nursing Handbook
5/20/2014 National Women's Law CenterLetter to House Rules Committee supporting amendment to cover breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling for military families under TRICARE.
5/6/2014Group of National OrganizationsEmail to House and Senate Encouraging Legislation Promoting Full Practice Authority for APRNs.
4/28/2014Group of National OrganizationsComments in response to proposal to reschedule hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule I.
4/4/2014 National Health Service Corps Stakeholder AssociationsLetter to House and Senate appropriators requesting sustained financial investment in the National Health Service Corps.
4/2/2014Nursing Community
3/28/2014Nursing CommunityRequest that House appropriators fund Nurse Workforce, Nurse Research and Nurse-managed clinics in FY 2015 appropriations bill.
3/28/2014Nursing CommunityTestimony Submitted to House Appropriations Committee on Funding for Nursing Programs
3/28/2014Group of National OrganizationsSupport for extension of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.
3/25/2014APRN WorkgroupSupport for Senate legislation (S. 2110) to repeal the current Medicare physician payment methodology.
3/24/2014National Women's Law CenterUrging Treasury and HHS to issue guidance on applying for premium tax credits when circumstances make it impossible to submit a married filing joint return.
3/21/2014Friends of HRSAIncreasing HRSA's discretionary funding in FY 2015.
2/25/2014APRN WorkgroupSupport for legislation (H.R. 4015/S. 2000) to repeal the current Medicare physician payment methodology.
2/20/2014Nursing CommunityCongratulating Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams on her appointment as the new Chief Nursing Officer of the Public Health Service.
2/20/2014Nursing CommunityThanking Rear Admiral Kerry Paige Nesseler for her service as Chief Nursing Officer of the Public Health Service.
2/5/2014 Nursing CommunityExpressing opposition to a "Dear Colleague" letter being circulated in the U.S. House that expresses concerns with the VA's proposed changes to its nursing handbook to allow independent practice for APRNs.
2/3/2014 HHS Encouraging providers to administer influenza vaccine to pregnant and postpartum women.

11/20/13

International Association of Forensic Nurses and the Nursing Community

Supporting Sen. Boxer's amendment to Defense Authorization Act that would require training for nurses helping victims of sexual assault in the military.

11/15/13

Family Planning Coalition

To OMB urging the President to continue making women’s health a priority in his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request and respectfully requesting increased funding for family planning and reproductive health programs at home and abroad.

11/15/13

Nursing Community

Letter to House and Senate Budget committees urging that investments in nursing education and research programs are protected from further cuts in FY 2014 and in the future.

11/15/13

Nursing Community

Addressed to the Budget Conference Committee chairs, this letter emphasizes the negative impact sequestration has on nursing workforce development and research.

11/12/13

PARCA

Suggested changes to the draft SGR reform legislation. Sent to Finance and Ways & Means committees.

11/11/13

March of Dimes

Letter to all House offices urging support for S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, when it is considered under Suspension of the Rules later today.

10/8/13

Nursing Community

Request to House Energy & Commerce Committee to oppose the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013 (HR 2817)

10/8/13

Nursing Community

Letter to Rep Suzanne Bonamici thanking her for introducing Protecting Access to Primary Care Act (HR 2986)

10/8/13

Nursing Community

Letter to Rep Kristi Noem thanking her for introducing Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services (PARTS) Act (HR 2801)

10/8/13

Nursing Community

Letter to Sen Jerry Moran thanking him for introducing Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services (PARTS) Act (S 1143)

9/30/13

Management Sciences for Health

Letter urging UN Member States to adopt agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries

9/25/13

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition

Letter to chairs of Environment & Public Works Committee, and Environmental Health Subcommittee, requesting substantive changes to Chemical Safety Improvement Act

8/22/13

ACOG

Report from ACOG Task Force on Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. This report was reviewed by Cecilia Jevitt and Deborah Morrison Martin.

8/20/13

US Breastfeeding Committee

Letter to Rep Carolyn Maloney and Sen Jeff Merkley thanking them for introducing the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2013

8/19/13

Nurse Practitioner Advocacy

Views of APRN Organizations on the President's and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform Medicare

7/31/13

Frontline Health Workers Coalition

meeting request to USAID

7/31/13

Frontline Health Workers Coalition

meeting request with U.S. Office of Global Health Diplomacy

7/31/13

Frontline Health Workers Coalition

request to President Obama that a high-ranking member of Administration represent the US at Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

7/30/13

AANA

Letter to House & Energy Commerce Committee and Health Subcommittee from APRN groups in support of continued legislative progress on bipartisan legislation (HR 2810)

7/13/13

US Preventive Services Task Force

ACNM invited to review USPSTF Guidelines on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

7/11/13

AANA

APRN groups in support of HR 2504 Home Health Legislation

6/11/13

Nat'l Health Equity Coaltion

Letter thanking House and Senate Appropriations Committees for advancing health equity and urging them to continue funding for federal programs.

6/10/13

Amer Assoc of Nurse Anesthetists

APRN Work Group comments to the House Energy & Commerce Committee on its proposed draft legislation repealing SGR and reforming Medicare payment

6/7/13

ACOG

Disappointment in Administration decisions regarding Tummino vs. Hamburg case and emergency contraception

5/24/13

US Breastfeeding Committee

USBC Core Competencies

5/20/13

Patients' Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)

PARCA rejects HR 1427. PARCA calls for Congress to reject legislation that would limit patient access to care, etc.

5/9/13

ACOG

Neonatal Encephalopathy Task Force Report

5/8/13

Nat'l Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

HR 2954 - Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011 (Title V and maternal health provisions)

4/22/13

Nat'l Task Force to End Sexual Violence Against Women

Sign-on letter to Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations, and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations. Letter asks for support of continued investment in VAWA and FVPSA.

4/16/13

Nat'l Network to End Domestic Violence

Support for continued investment in Violence Against Women Act Programs and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

4/8/13

Proposed Rule, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Part II - Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Proposed Rule (78 Fed. Reg. 9216; Feb 7, 2013)

2/4/13

March of Dimes

Letter to Sponsors of Preemie Reauthorization Act


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