Thank you for writing your Member of Congress about the importance of Title VIII funding, which supports critical nurse workforce development programs. Writing your Representatives is not only critical in the democratic process, but allows the nursing profession to speak as a united voice and advocate for the issues that affect us most.
Your letters must have been read, because a few weeks ago President Obama introduced a budget for 2014, which included $251 million for Title VIII Programs, an approximately $20 million increase over the President’s previous budget proposals. Thank you for your efforts on this important issue. While we will continue undoubtedly to fight some tough battles in the future, this is a victory that I hope you will join us in celebrating. Thanks for all that YOU do.
To see which other health programs were funded, please read the full press release.