Are you interested in learning how to influence legislation for the health of your patients? Join more than 100 oncology nurses for Hill Day on April 23 in Washington, DC. You’ll take to the steps of the United States Capitol and raise awareness for patients with cancer, nursing education, a strong healthcare workforce, and continued federal investment in research funding.
Throughout the day, U.S. senators and representatives, federal policy leaders, and congressional staff will brief you on the current legislative environment. You’ll get the inside information on how laws are made, how Congress works, and how you can be an effective advocate.
- Civics 101: What Makes Washington Work?
- ONS Health Practice Agenda: Avoiding Legislative Landmines and Policy Pitfalls
- “Are You Talking to Me?”: How to Take a Congressional Meeting
- A lunchtime talk by special guest speaker Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, NIH National Institute for Nursing Research
Each participant will be briefed by ONS Health Policy Director Alec Stone on the formal “asks” of the day, including policy requests on symptom management, education reimbursement, nursing workforce education grants, access to prescription medications, and funding for evidence-based research. You’ll then attend scheduled congressional meetings with your U.S. House and Senate offices to make the “ask” yourself.
You’ll cap off your day with a congressional reception on Capitol Hill honoring members of Congress who have championed the oncology nursing profession. Don’t wait to put your passion for quality cancer care in motion—register for this unique opportunity when you sign up for Congress.