ENA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Public Policy & Advocacy
Just as emergency nurses are advocates for safety and patient care, ENA is an equally determined advocate on federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting emergency nurses and patients. ENA’s Government Relations team:
Here’s what you need to know about Federal issues impacting emergency nursing:Federal News
Policies with the greatest impact on emergency nurses are often enacted at the state level. ENA’s Government Relations team tracks emergency medical and nursing-related legislation in all 50 states.
We work closely with leaders at the state level to identify, review, track, and advocate for legislative initiatives including workplace violence and injury prevention, as well as workforce issues such as safe staffing, safe patient handling, and nursing scope of practice.
We actively seek opportunities for members to influence the lawmaking process at the state level -- through grassroots campaigns or testifying in front of lawmakers in the state capitol.
A grassroots advocate is someone who supports or promotes the interests of a proposal, cause, or group at the basic or fundamental level. ENA's grassroots advocates are members, friends, family, and anyone who supports emergency nursing. We rely on supporters to be actively engaged as grassroots advocates to effect change at the local, state, and national levels.
We established the EN411 Action Network to encourage members to act as resources and health care issue experts for federal and state legislators to strengthen the voice of emergency nurses in the legislative process.
Members of the EN411 Action Network are the first to hear about important opportunities to engage with policymakers on federal and state legislation through ENA's Action Alerts. They also recieve a monthly newsletter highlighting news, issues, and legislation impacting emergency nursing. Join the thousands of emergency nurses who are already speaking out!Join EN411