ENA's government relations programs are designed to:
Advocate quality patient care, injury prevention, and wellness preparedness
Represent the interests and concerns of emergency care nursing professionals.
Facilitate broad member participation.
Provide a strong unified voice for emergency nursing through legislative and regulatory representation.
Advocacy is more than just understanding the issues. To make a difference, you have to make your voice heard. The involvement of individual emergency nurses is vital to the success of our grassroots efforts. We encourage all ENA members to use the information provided here and on the ENA Legislative Action Center site to take an active role in addressing the issues facing emergency nursing. For further information on ENA's government relations activities and positions, contact email@example.com.
Articles and up-to-date information on EMTALA can be found here.
Public Policy Agenda, 2013-2014
The Emergency Nurses Association publishes its Public Policy Agenda biennially to:
- Focus and establish the priority issues to be addressed by ENA.
- Inform members, government officials, colleague organizations, and the media about ENA's public policy concerns.
- Provide a continuing framework for ENA to review and report on actions that address current and past policy concerns.
Public Policy Statements
Click here for ENA statements/letters aimed at public policy decision-makers and issued on a variety of subjects.
ENA Federal News
ENA signs letters to both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees requesting funding for the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program.
ENA Signs Letter as Part of CDC Coalition
ENA Signs Letter as Part of AD-HOC Coalition to Save Lives through Public Access to Defibrillation
ENA joins other health care organizations in sending letter to Senate and House Budget Committees urging them to maintain funding for important public health and health research programs.
President Obama has signed legislation (HR 307) reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which outlines readiness measures that communities, hospitals and federal agencies can take before and during disasters and outbreaks of infectious diseases.