NCC Monthly Round-Up

WOCN is a member of the Nursing Community Coalition which consists of 58 national nursing organizations committed to improving the health and health care of our nation by collaborating to support Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Collectively, the NC represents over one million RNs, APRNs, nurse researchers, nurse faculty, and nursing students. In the past quarter, the Nursing Community has provided comments and updates on the following issues:

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter welcoming Dr. Meena Seshamani, who was recently selected to be the Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

NCC Statement on House Passage of FY 2022 Spending Bills
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the seven-bill minibus for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 that includes historic investments in the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Ms. Dawn O’Connell, who was recently confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, who was recently confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Shared Public Health Infrastructure Priorities
Fifty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership and key Committees outlining our shared public health, education, and workforce priorities and urged their inclusion in any infrastructure package.

 

NCC Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriation Subcommittee
Sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $199.755 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2022.

 

NCC Urges Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act
Fifty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging them to support and advance S.1220/H.R.2568 – United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021.

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Andrea Palm, who was recently confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, who was recently confirmed as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

Thirty-Seven Senator’s Support FY 2022 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague Letter
Thirty-Seven Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2022.

 

NCC Statement on the President’s FY 2022 Budget
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The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement supporting restored and increased funding for key domestic and health care programs, such as Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research, in the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget.

 

NCC Thanks Sen. Warren and Rep. Bustos for Introducing the U.S. Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act
Forty-nine members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent letters to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with a bipartisan group of 40 original cosponsors, thanking them for introducing the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (S.1220/H.R.2568).

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Secretary of Labor
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Mr. Martin Walsh, who was recently confirmed as the 29th Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

NCC Submits Testimony to House Appropriation Subcommittee
Sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $193 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2022.

 

Nearly 90 Representatives Support FY 2022 Funding for Title VIII in House Dear Colleague Letter
Eighty-nine Representatives signed onto a House Dear Colleague letter circulated by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) requesting $530 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2022.

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine, welcoming her as she begins work to ensure all individuals receive the healthcare they deserve.

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Surgeon General
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, welcoming him to his new position and thanking him for his commitment to public health, ensuring the health of underrepresented communities, and combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

NCC Sends Letter Supporting Legislation to Address Workplace Violence
Fifty-One members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership urging for consideration and passage of the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195).

 

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, welcoming him to his new position and outlining our shared priorities to combat COVID‐19, preserve critical advancements, and support the health of our nation.