Public Policy and Advocacy

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.

On Campus

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.


Policy News

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 policy and advocacy website
  • sign up for Action Alerts and policy newsletters

Commonwealth Foundation

  • browse the surveys, data, and publications on their website
  • sign up for their newsletters

Kaiser Health News

  • browse their website on health policy issues
  • sign up for daily First Edition and Morning Briefing emails

Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Affairs

  • browse their website
  • sign up for e-alerts, blogs, and newsletters

Additional Resources