The Visiting Nurse Associations of America joins with other national organizations to support the National Nurse Act of 2015 (H.R. 379). Introduced by Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Peter King (R-NY), this legislation would designate the Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service as the "National Nurse for Public Health" to elevate the authority and visibility of this position.
The National Nurse for Public Health would meet with health care leaders to identify national health priorities, encourage volunteerism, and work to address disparities and health literacy.
VNAA supported this legislation in the 113th Congress. To see the letter of support please use this link. VNAA encourages its members to support the National Nurse Act of 2015. More information, including a summery as well as grassroots materials, is available at www.nationalnurse.org.