Nurses need to be active in influencing health policy, but sometimes don’t know how to get involved.
Becoming informed and developing advocacy skills are first steps. As students you can do both by participating in opportunities on campus and off.
President's Panel on Politics and Policy Speaker Series
This speaker series examining issues important to the UMB community that are likely to be affected by the new presidential administration and the new Congress.
Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER)
SUPER is UMSON's student chapter of AcademyHealth, a leading non-partisan source for health research and policy. SUPER is open to students from all disciplines and works to enhance campus-wide understanding and discussion of issues related to policy, education, and research via speaker series, panels, journal clubs, and community engagement activities such as Naloxone training in partnership with Baltimore City Health Department.
Utilize these resources to stay abreast of policy issues.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- browse the government affairs section of their website
- sign up for the Washington Weekly Newsletter and other updates
American Nurses Association
- browse their health policy website
- browse their advocacy website
- sign up for Capitol Beat updates
- sign up for RNAction updates
Kaiser Health News
- browse their website on health policy issues
- sign up for daily First Edition and Morning Briefing emails
Kaiser Family Foundation
- browse their website, including the section on Affordable Care Act news
- sign up for their newsletters
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners:
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists:
- American Public Health Association:
Advocacy for Public Health website
- Center to Champion Nursing:
Campaign for Action website
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioners:
Health Policy website