PCNA is involved in issues surrounding the public awareness of CVD prevention and the integral role that nurses play in cardiovascular risk reduction and health promotion. Here you can learn about recent advocacy activities that our members are involved in and contact your representatives about bills that impact you through the PCNA Action Center. Thank you for being an advocate for CVD prevention and nursing. Together we can do more.

Advocacy Partners

PCNA frequently contributes to the advocacy initiatives of the following organizations:

  • The American Heart Association
  • The American Nurses Association
  • Tobacco Free Kids
  • The American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • The American College of Cardiology
  • Partnership for Prevention

Past PCNA Advocacy Initiatives: 

PCNA Launches New Legislative Action Center

PCNA is involved in issues surrounding the public awareness of CVD prevention and the int
egral role that nurses play in cardiovascular risk reduction and health promotion. PCNA disseminates information, including local or national legislator contact information, on critical issues affecting nursing and cardiovascular health in the U.S. and the world. We urge you to consider these issues carefully and contact your government representatives when appropriate.

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Nursing Workforce Development Programs

We cannot get significant improvements in the quality of health care or coverage unless nurses are front and center in the health care system – in leadership, in education and training, and in the design…” Donna Shalala, University of Miami, President and former Secretary of Health and Human Services

The Nursing Community, a forum for professional nursing organizations to collaborate on a wide spectrum of healthcare and nursing issues, has developed an informational brochure entitled Nursing Workforce Development Programs.  The brochure addresses the programs authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Services Act which have supported the supply and distribution of qualified nurses to meet our nation’s healthcare needs since 1964.  For nearly 50 years, these workforce development programs have addressed all aspects of nursing workforce demand - education, practice, retention, and recruitment.  The Title VIII programs bolster nursing education at all levels, from entry-level preparation through graduate study and provide support for institutions that educate nurses for practice in rural and medically underserved communities.  Today, the Title VIII programs are essential to meeting the national demand for nurses. 

The brochure is available for download and will aid in your advocacy efforts with federal legislators to support continued funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs. 

Download here

PCNA Participates in Washington DC:  Congressional Briefing

The Silver Book: Thrombosis

The Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and StopAfib.org, discuss the latest volume of the Alliance's Silver Book, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of these and other types of thrombosis, and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens. Listen to the webcast as Sue Koob, CEO and PCNA Board Member Janet Long, MSN, ACNP, FAHA, CLS, FPCNA discuss PCNA’s ongoing efforts and the burden of thrombosis on the individual. 

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