Increasing Nurses’ Participation in Legislative Policymaking - Part 2 (FON Rec. 2.1)
4-part pilot series connecting nurses with government relations experts to discuss advancing FON Report 2020-2030 recommendations. By ANA\California member and DNP Candidate, Brooke Newman, RN.
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:35 AM
About the Event
Expertise in Health Equity - FON Recommendation (2.1)
Expert: Dr. Sharon Goldfarb, Immediate Past President of the California Organization of Association Degree Nursing (COADN), & Make'da Traynum, 2022 ANA\California Advocacy Institute Fellow on Health Equity
Recommendation Summary: Rapidly increase the number of nurses with expertise in health equity and in specialty areas with current shortages.
Rapidly increase both the number of nurses with expertise in health equity and the number of nurses in specialties with significant shortages, including public and community health, behavioral health, primary care, long-term care, geriatrics, school health, and maternal health. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state governments should support this effort through workforce planning and funding.
Why This Project: Nurses are consistently absent in the rooms where policymaking discussions are being held. Yet, the Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030 not only provides recommendations for where nurses can enter policymaking discussions but also specifically calls to nurses' unique attributes that make them especially equipped to advance these issues.
ANA\California is honored to support our member, Brooke Newman, in her journey to achieve her DNP and this important policy forum.