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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.

ENA’s 2016/2017 Public Policy Agenda

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 EN411 Advocacy Engagement Page 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 gov@ena.org.  

 

ENA Federal News

 
Emergency Nurses, Emergency Medical Service Providers and Children’s Advocates Oppose Proposal to Eliminate Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
05-24-17

ENA Joins Health, Safety Advocates to Send Letter to Senate Committee Leaders Opposing Relaxation of Federal Limits for Semi-Truck Size and Weight
05-16-17

Emergency Nurses Association Members Descend on Capitol Hill to Fight for Better Emergency Care
05-01-17

ENA Joins Nursing Coalition in Sending Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee in Support of Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research
04-21-17

ENA Submits Response to OSHA Request for Information Regarding Workplace Violence Standard
04-06-17

ENA Sends Letters to Rep. Michael Burgess and Rep. Gene Green Expressing Support for the MISSION ZERO Act
03-22-17

ENA Joins Coalition of Nursing Organizations in Requesting Congressional Support for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research
03-16-17

ENA Joins Mental Health Liaison Group in Sending Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care
03-02-17

ENA Joins Coalition Letter in Support of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017
02-28-17

ENA Joins Health Care Coalition in Requesting Support for Health Professions and Nursing Workforce Development Programs
02-23-17

Nursing Organizations Urge President Trump, Congress to Make High-Quality, Affordable Health Care Access a Top Reform Priority
02-14-17

ENA Communicates Health Care Policy Principles to Congressional Leadership
01-10-17

ENA Applauds VA’s Final Rule Granting Veterans Direct Access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
12-15-16


 
ENA Praises House Passage of Comprehensive Mental Health Reform
11-30-16

ENA Joins Coalition in Support of Mental Health Care Reform Legislation
11-29-16

ENA Applauds House Passage of Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act
11-14-16

ENA Joins Coalition of Nursing Organizations in Requesting Support for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research
10-26-16

ENA Supports Programs to Enhance Nursing Education and Training.
10-14-16

ENA Praises Zika and Opioid Funding in Stopgap Spending Bill
9-30-16

ENA Supports Proposed Changes to Medicare Patient Survey 
9-6-16






ENA Joins Nursing Coalition in Sending Letters to House and Senate in Support of Resolution Recognizing National Nurses Week.
5-16-16




ENA Joins Other Health Care Organizations in Urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to Support the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
3-11-16






ENA Joins Health Care Coalition in Thanking Appropriations Committee and Members of Congress for Supporting Health Professions and Nursing Workforce Development Programs
02-03-16



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