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AACN's Washington Weekly

Published April 03, 2019



Support for Title VIII FY 2020 Funding Requests Circulating in Congress 

Over the past two weeks, the House and Senate have been circulating Dear Colleague Letters addressed to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $266 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs. 

The House of Representative’s Dear Colleague Letter closed last Monday, March 25, during AACN’s Spring Advocacy Day. Thanks to your urgent response to AACN’s action alert, messages sent to your Representatives, and the conversations had during your Capitol Hill visits, we are pleased to announce that 106 Representatives, from both sides of the aisle, signed onto this letter. We could not have done it without you.

Help us keep this momentum going in the Senate and take action TODAY! Ask your Senators to support $266 million in Title VIII funding for FY 2020 by signing onto their Dear Colleague Letter being circulated by Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The deadline for sign-on is this Friday, April 5. 


Join in Celebrating National Public Health Week 2019

AACN joins the American Public Health Association and our health professional colleagues to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2019, April 1-7. NPHW celebrates public health and highlights key issues each day of the week by holding events, hosting online conversations, and sharing tips for students interested in a public health career. Get involved in NPHW 2019 by checking out the event calendar and by following along on social media with #NPHW @NPHW.

As AACN’s members work hard to meet the growing demands of the population, the association is committed to advancing policies that promote public health. AACN continues to collaborate with Congress and the Administration to support inclusive research that reduces health disparities and to invest in community-based centers and public health infrastructure that is accessible and equitable. Read more about AACN’s public health priorities in our Federal Policy Agenda 2019-2020.

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